Mary Crosse

Founder/Executive Producer at Derby

Executive member since 2017
Region - USA


Mary Crosse’s 18 years of experience bridges both the agency and production company worlds, offering clients creative and efficient production management and content distribution strategy. She is known for supporting filmmakers who are powerful storytellers and have a keen understanding of technology and modern distribution to make every project a success.

Crosse has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including Bank of America, Chase, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Del Monte, Disney, Kraft, Kellogg’s, American Express, Pacific Gas & Electric, Teach for America, Google, The Wall Street Journal, Charles Schwab, Intel and Jaguar.

Prior to founding Derby in 2015, Crosse’s founded Big Block Live in New York, developing the company’s New York office and first roster of directors and live action production discipline. Prior to that, Crosse held an EP role at Click3×, and was a partner at Lucky Branded Entertainment. She also spent more than a decade at a variety of agency heavyweights, including FCB, Publicis, Havas and mcgarrybowen.

Crosse’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found On My Block Films in 2012, a non-profit that facilitates the building of stronger neighborhoods through the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. In 2010, she created a networking project called Conversation Dominoes, a social experiment that tracks the paths of introductions. In 2002, she co-founded, a social network for the ad industry and a series of branded social communities. In 2001, she founded Jampacks Media and TourGiveaways, which offered a way for brands to leverage the fanbases of touring bands.