Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink

Writer, Author, Futurist

Charlie Fink is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes about VR, AR and new media for Forbes. While at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for "The Lion King". In the 90s, Fink was EVP & COO of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment. He is now a consultant and frequent speaker on these topics at conferences like CES, SXSW, AWE, ARiA NYU, ARiA MIT, Digital Hollywood, VR Toronto (keynote), VR Voice Entertainment Summit (keynote), and "On The Lot" by VRS (keynote).

In addition to his column in Forbes, Fink is the contributing editor of VR Voice, and a regular contributor to HuffPost, Virtual Realty Pop, and VR Focus. He is the author of "Charlie Fink's Metaverse, An AR Enhanced guide to AR &VR".

Over the past 30 years working as an award-winning writer, executive, and producer, Charlie Fink has created and launched new media brands for Disney, AOL, and American Greetings.

In addition to his work as head of story development for Disney Feature Animation during the second golden age of Disney animation (‘85-’92), Fink was SVP & CCO of AOL Studios (‘95-’99). His past experience also features founding and selling several companies including eAgents, which sold to AG Interactive, where he then served as President for three years, and Charlie Company, an SEO/SEM affiliate marketer and consultancy that most notably created "The Other 98%" for client in 2009, which now has over 6 M followers on Facebook. Charlie Company was sold in a private transaction in 2014.

Charlie Fink is also a producer of live theater in NYC. He is the Producing Artistic Director of the New Musical Foundation, a non-profit that supports the development of new musicals and has won over 15 awards for its productions. From 2007-2017 Fink was Chairman of the Drama Desk Award-winning NY Musical Festival. His next production is "The VR Show".