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Hollywood producer named co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios

Activision has named Academy Award-nominated Hollywood producer, Stacey Sher, co-president of its film and TV production studio, Activision Blizzard Studios.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 13, 2016

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Activision has named Academy Award-nominated Hollywood producer, Stacey Sher, co-president of its film and TV production studio, Activision Blizzard Studios. 

Sher, who has 45 producer credits to her name and has worked on a number of critically acclaimed movies including Gattaca, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich, and more recently, The Hateful Eight, will co-lead the studio with former Disney exec, Nick van Dyk. 

The Call of Duty and Destiny publisher opened its media production arm in November last year, and is planning on creating a number of television shows and movies based on its major properties.

Activision Blizzard Studios is already hard at work creating Skylanders Academy, an animated TV show based on the popular video game, while World of Warcraft - currently being produced by Legendary Studios, not Activision - will also make its silver screen debut later this year 

Van Dyk believes Activision's "unique" model, built on the back of a huge franchise library and decades of fan engagement, will allow the company to take on traditional studios.

 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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