Omri Marcus is the CEO of The Comic Genome Project. He is also the founder and creative director of Comedy for a Change - an international conference on the power of comedy to drive forward social change.
Heralded as 'Israeli TV's Wunderkind' by Tablet Magazine, Marcus was a development partner at Red Arrow International, served as a senior writer on Israel’s top comedy panel show and continues to advise international and Israeli production companies on global TV and new-media trends.
Over the last 10 years, Marcus has been involved in the development and writing of major entertainment shows on Israeli TV. Among his successes is “Eretz Nehederet” (“What a Wonderful Country”), enjoying regular ratings of over 30% and winning 4 Israeli Academy Awards.
Marcus served as a senior writer on Israel’s top comedy panel show, as well as a consultant of Israeli production companies in analyzing global TV and new-media trends.
As a director in the development department for Israel’s leading TV network, Channel 2, Marcus is credited with the creation of the original reality series “Buzz Off”, recently sold to France, Spain, Ireland and China.
The show was short-listed for C21 Media international format awards 2009.
Over the last 10 years, Marcus has been involved in the development and writing of numerous major entertainment shows on Israeli TV. Among his successes is “Eretz Nehederet” (“What a Wonderful Country”), enjoying regular ratings of over 30% and winning 4 Israeli Academy Awards.
In 2009 the Format Academy for Entertainment, Television & New Media (EMC), granted Marcus its prestigious fellowship, given to professionals involved in designing the media of the future.
Over the last year he gave lectures about TV at MIP (Cannes, France), at NYU (New York City, USA) at the Rose DO'r festival (Lucerne, Switzerland), at the IDC's content lab (Herzelya, Israel), at the HIT (Holon, Israel) and at the last TALA Master-Class (Tel-Aviv, Israel).
In his spare time Marcus volunteers in his family humanitarian organization - Eye from Zion. The organization performs free medical surgeries in third world countries.