'Hateful Eight' producer joins Activision's movie and TV division
Veteran Hollywood producer Stacey Sher is the newest government addition to Activision Blizzard, the corporate behind main franchises together with Name of Obligation, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Hearthstone and Future. Sher is Co-President of Activision Studios, the corporate’s new movie and TV division, the place she’ll work alongside former Disney government Nick van Dyk.
Sher’s credit make it clear that Activision Studios is not precisely the Mickey Mouse Membership: She’s labored on Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Backyard State, Erin Brockovich, Alongside Got here Polly, Get Shorty and Reno 911, amongst others.
The primary tasks out of Activision Studios might be Skylanders Academy, an animated TV present starring Justin Lengthy and Ashley Tisdale, and a film franchise based mostly on Name of Obligation. Understand that June’s Warcraft film comes courtesy of Legendary Footage and isn’t a product of Activision Studios.
Activision is placing its years of monetary stability to good use in 2016. It just lately purchased Sweet Crush studio King Digital Leisure for $5.9 million, and launched an in-home eSports division led by former ESPN CEO Steve Bornstein and Main League Gaming co-founder Mike Sepso. Nevertheless it did not cease there — simply final week, Activision introduced it had additionally acquired MLG’s eSports belongings and employees, together with co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni, for $forty six million. With that buy, Activision plans to construct “the ESPN of eSports,” based on CEO Bobby Kotick.