The Mega Agency

Posted on 3/4/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

If you’re in the editorial photography business keep your eye on The Mega Agency. This company is a new editorial stock agency founded by the people who started Splash. Splash later became a key part of the Corbis editorial offering.

Kevin Smith is leading this new agency that will be headquartered in Los Angeles, but also have offices in: New York, Miami, Seattle, London, Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen and Sydney.

Sources tell us that last fall when the rumors of a sale to VCG started floating around Corbis a lot of the key operational people in the Splash division decided it was time to leave the company. Some may have been let go, others left of their own accord. Now, many of these people are involved in the establishment of The Mega Agency.

The Mega Agency is looking to hire Photographers, Videographers, Picture Editors, News Editors, Account Executives, Reporters and New Media Advertising Operations Specialists. Interested parties should email: vasb@GurZrtnNtrapl.pbz or call +1-888-505-6342.

Their sales pitch says they are:
    A business run by people who are passionate about the industry. We've done it before: and now we're doing it again. Only this time, we'll be bigger, better and smarter.

    In a rapidly changing media world, you need an agency that's on your side. An agency staffed by experienced news, technical, sales and royalties professionals across the United States, Europe and Australia. Professionals with proven track records who are always on hand to help you and also serve the needs of our extensive clientele. Our business will define the next generation of media agencies.

    A technological powerhouse utilizing advanced tools and technologies to deliver your content across the globe faster than ever before. Implementing new media technology and ad revenue initiatives ensuring we stay ahead of the game.
When Corbis sold the bulk of its operation to VCG it held onto its three Corbis Entertainment businesses — the Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), Splash and Greenlight, its rights clearance and representation business. Corbis Entertainment will be rebranded under a new name in the coming months.

Corbis has now become aware that a lot of the key managers of Splash are no longer part of their new team. They will need to build a whole new management team for Splash. It is unclear how significant the Splash part of their operation will be in the future.

Copyright © 2016 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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