Paul Lauer

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of One Door Studios, a film and TV development and production company, as well as founder and CEO of Hollywood agency Motive Entertainment.


Paul Lauer holds the role of CEO at One Door Studios, a film and TV development and production company. Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of well-established Hollywood marketing agency Motive Entertainment. With an impressive career spanning over 50 films, some of his notable contributions include the blockbuster success of "Passion of the Christ," which grossed a staggering $1 billion worldwide, as well as his involvement in popular titles such as "Chronicles of Narnia," "Polar Express," "Rocky Balboa," "Heaven is for Real," "The Shack," and "Just Mercy."

Lauer's marketing expertise extends to top-rated TV programs, such as the Bible miniseries created by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, which claimed the title of the #1 program on television. In addition to his film and TV endeavors, Lauer has marketed three best-selling books, including "Michael Vey," which reached the pinnacle of the New York Times Bestsellers list. His work in the industry has been acclaimed as a "textbook study in both high-profile and below-the-radar marketing" by Ad Age, a recognition that earned him a spot among the Top 50 Marketers of the year. Furthermore, Lauer takes on the role of Chief Strategy Officer at MyStreme, an upcoming streaming platform.

Before his involvement in the entertainment industry, Lauer had a notable stint as the publisher and editor of YOU! Magazine, a publication distributed worldwide in six languages, and he also oversaw the syndicated insert Youth Beat, with an impressive circulation of one million. Lauer's talents extended into event production as he organized the World Youth Day Music Festival, drawing in an astounding 100,000 attendees to Denver, Colorado. His professional journey included high-level positions within tech companies like webBASIS, showcasing his versatility. Beyond these roles, Lauer expanded his presence as a media personality, guest hosting radio and TV shows, and making appearances on major networks such as CNN, Fox, and MSNBC. His insights and contributions have been featured in over 50 publications and websites, including prestigious outlets like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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