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Todd Wagner

Entrepreneur and Investor

CEO and Co-Founder | 2929 Entertainment, LLC

CEO and Co-Founder | 2929 Entertainment, LLC

Todd Wagner
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Todd’s Biography

Todd Wagner is a serial entrepreneur committed to a lifelong career of innovation in the media, technology, entertainment and charitable spaces.

In 1995, Todd left his role as partner in a law firm to follow his entrepreneurial instincts. With business partner Mark Cuban, he launched Broadcast.com, one of the first platforms to stream live sports, corporate events and radio/TV stations over the internet. As CEO, he took the company public in 1998 when it set an opening-day record with shares rising 249% from offering to closing. In 1999, Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion. As a result of Broadcast.com’s success, he gained widespread media recognition, including the cover of The Wall Street Journal, Forbes 400 and Fortune’s 40 Under 40.

In 2000, he founded The Todd Wagner Foundation, which provides education, technology and enrichment programs for at-risk children. The foundation launched the MIRACLES technology program and brought KIPP charter schools and After-School All-Stars to North Texas.

In 2003, Todd co-founded 2929 Entertainment by vertically integrating...
Todd Wagner is a serial entrepreneur committed to a lifelong career of innovation in the media, technology, entertainment and charitable spaces.

In 1995, Todd left his role as partner in a law firm to follow his entrepreneurial instincts. With business partner Mark Cuban, he launched Broadcast.com, one of the first platforms to stream live sports, corporate events and radio/TV stations over the internet. As CEO, he took the company public in 1998 when it set an opening-day record with shares rising 249% from offering to closing. In 1999, Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion. As a result of Broadcast.com’s success, he gained widespread media recognition, including the cover of The Wall Street Journal, Forbes 400 and Fortune’s 40 Under 40.

In 2000, he founded The Todd Wagner Foundation, which provides education, technology and enrichment programs for at-risk children. The foundation launched the MIRACLES technology program and brought KIPP charter schools and After-School All-Stars to North Texas.

In 2003, Todd co-founded 2929 Entertainment by vertically integrating a portfolio of companies in content production, distribution and exhibition: 2929 Productions, Magnolia Pictures, AXS TV and Landmark Theatres. In 2005, 2929 pioneered the practice of releasing films simultaneously in theaters and on DVD and cable with the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Bubble. Todd has produced or executive-produced over 50 films, including Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck; The Road; and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Todd disrupted the charitable space by founding Charity Network in 2014, a company that harnesses the power of celebrity, media and technology to help charities develop effective awareness and fundraising campaigns.

Todd’s latest project is FoodFight, a campaign to get dangerous additives out of America’s food supply. He is a minority owner of the Dallas Mavericks and recently became an owner of a Major League Pickleball team.
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Todd’s Newsfeed

Variety
2023 Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Three films from Magnolia Pictures have received nominations, including “Kokomo City” (5 nominations, including Best Documentary Feature), “The League” (3 nominations) and “Little Richard: I Am Everything” (1 nomination).

San Francisco Chronicle
Joan Baez marks end of 60-year career in new documentary trailer

Joan Baez takes a candid look back on her six-decade music career in her forthcoming documentary “I Am a Noise,” a Magnolia Pictures film.

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Todd’s Background

2929 Entertainment, LLC
CEO and Co-Founder
2003 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
2929 Entertainment is a vertically integrated portfolio of companies encompassing all aspects of the entertainment pipeline: development, production, distribution and exhibition. Current holdings are 2929 Productions, Magnolia Pictures, AXS TV, Spotlight Cinema Networks and CineLife. Numerous 2929 projects have been recognized with industry accolades, including Oscar nominations.
 
Magnolia Pictures
Chairman and Owner
2005 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Boasting a library of over 500 titles, Magnolia Pictures is a theatrical and digital distribution company focusing on documentary, independent and select genre films.
 
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Todd’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

American Film Institute
Board of Trustees and Board of Directors
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The American Film Institute believes in showcasing film and visual storytelling as an art form that can shape perspectives, promote empathy between people and use entertainment as a uniting culture.
 
First Tee
Trustee | Campaign for 10 Million Young People
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
First Tee seeks to raise funds for youth programs in an effort to combat the number of students dropping out of schools in underprivileged communities. Todd Wagner is a national trustee, and his Foundation continues to provide significant support to The First Tee's 'Campaign for 10 Million Young People.'
 

Previous Board Positions

Tribeca Film Institute
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Tribeca Film Institute recognizes a diverse group of extraordinary filmmakers and media artists and provides them with resources and funding to fully realize their artistic pursuits and connect with audiences.
 
After-School All-Stars
Board of Directors
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Todd served on the Board of After-School All-Stars for more than a decade after launching the North Texas chapter of the nationwide organization in 2001. Founded in 1992 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars encourages the enrichment of children in under-resourced communities.
 

Philanthropy

Todd Wagner Foundation
Founder
2000 - Present
Dallas, TX, USA
The Todd Wagner Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children through education, technology and enrichment opportunities. The Foundation is responsible for launching After-School All-Stars and KIPP charter schools in North Texas, as well as the MIRACLES technology program, which was later adopted nationwide by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
 
First Tee
Supporter and National Trustee
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
The Todd Wagner Foundation supports The First Tee’s initiative to provide programs and enrichment for young people, particularly from disadvantaged communities, through golf. Todd is a national trustee, and his Foundation continues to provide significant support to The First Tee's 'Campaign for 10 Million Young People.'
 
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Media

‘The League’ Review: A Crucial Baseball Legacy
Jul 2023
New York, NY, USA
The documentary, directed by Sam Pollard and produced by Magnolia Pictures, traces the history of the Negro leagues with stories from authors, historians and — in archival material — the players themselves.
 
Tribeca 2023: 17 Most Anticipated Films Playing at This Year’s Festival
Jun 2023
New York, NY, USA
The League, one of the films featured on this list and produced by Magnolia Pictures, celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century.
 
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Awards & Recognition

The T&C 50: The Top Philanthropists of 2017
Featured
May 2017
New York, NY, USA
Town and Country named Todd Wagner as one of the Top 50 Philanthropists of 2017.
 
Texas Business Hall of Fame
Honoree
2012
Houston, TX, USA
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation honors the contributions and achievements of outstanding business leaders in Texas. The Foundation celebrates honorees by perpetuating their personal integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and community leadership in all generations of Texans. Todd was inducted as a Texas Business Hall of Fame Legend in 2012.
 
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Speaking Engagements

Leverage: How Philanthropies Use New Tools to Create Change
Panel member
May 2017
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
At the Milken Institute Global Conference, Todd Wagner joins an esteemed panel to share creative approaches toward social innovation, showcasing social entrepreneurs who are experimenting with new tools and techniques to affect lasting systemic changes.
 
How to Build Businesses That Change the World
Featured Speaker
Nov 2016
New York, NY, USA
Todd Wagner spoke at IVY Entrepreneur Night, sharing insights from his career and the changing world of philanthropy in the digital age. He also talked about Broadcast.com, the company he founded with Mark Cuban and eventually sold to Yahoo!, and founding The Charity Network, the parent company to three leading digital fundraising platforms.
 
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Investments

Dallas Mavericks
Investor
Dallas, TX, USA
The Dallas Mavericks are an NBA basketball team playing in the Western Conference. Todd Wagner owns a stake in the team.
 
Content Partners LLC
Founding Investor and Fmr. Co-Chairman
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Content Partners, LLC, is an asset management company with a focus on media companies in the television, music, film and other entertainment industries.
 
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