Montrel McKay currently serves as the President of Development & Production at Issa Rae Productions. In this role McKay manages and oversees the content slate for the company in both television and feature film.
Prior to joining Issa Rae Productions, McKay served as Senior Vice President of Apex Entertainment Ventures, a subsidiary of Publics Groupe, the world’s second largest ad agency holding company. In that role, McKay oversaw Publicis Groupe’s foray into content investment across North America by partnering with A-list production companies to finance TV series. McKay also served as Vice President of Development at Electus where he was responsible for developing digital, hybrid and traditional television programs. While at Electus, McKay developed series for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, and oversaw the development of over $20mm in YouTube original shows.
McKay began his entertainment career at talent agency WME’s Global Finance and Distribution group (now Endeavor Content). While at WME, he helped to establish non-traditional content distribution strategies for the agency’s clients and managed third party partnerships across multiple content verticals, specifically focusing on direct to consumer entertainment releases.
McKay graduated from Morehouse College in 2005 and earned his JD at Harvard Law School in 2008.