Activision Blizzard have named Stacey Sher as the co-president of their Activision Blizzard Studios branch, dedicated to producing film and TV based on the company’s broad range of intellectual properties.
Sher is a widely acclaimed producer, having worked on over two dozen movies, including Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film The Hateful Eight and critically-lauded titles such as Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained and family-favourite Matilda. Sher will join former Disney executive Nick van Dyk in leading the studio into it’s first productions.
“Stacey’s immense talent is a great fit for Activision Blizzard Studios, and together we’ll bring Activision Blizzard’s hugely popular intellectual property to both existing fans and new audiences,” said Nick van Dyk, co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios. “Our model is unique: we have a rich library of franchises created over three decades with tens of millions of fans, direct relationships with our audiences and Activision Blizzard’s business capabilities, which enable us to operate with incredible efficiency in content creation, marketing and distribution as compared to the traditional studios.”
“Our focused and disciplined strategy will drive tremendous franchise value for Activision Blizzard as we bring audiences new ways to engage with the intellectual property they love. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Stacey in building this business.”