Los Angeles, September 2nd, 2010 - ISM, the leading agency representing independent game developers ( http://www.ism-agency.com), has strengthened its team by adding Rocco Scandizzo to its roster of industry veterans. Previously in charge of evaluating projects and new opportunities for publishers such as Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games, Rocco brings to ISM a strong background in global video game business management, licensing, marketing and developer relations.
“Rocco Scandizzo’s network of connections with top tier publishers and developers, coupled with his unique blend of marketing, financial and project management skills, make him the perfect addition to ISM,” said Clyde Grossman, Managing Director of ISM.
Representing 10 AAA development studios for a total of more than 700 staffed developers, ISM assists creative individuals and their companies in all phases of the development process. By employing smart, experienced, and on-location agents throughout the global marketplace, ISM expertly pairs its clients with global publishing opportunities that are complimentary in creative vision and expectation for success.
“This is an exciting new phase of my career where I can apply my insider’s perspective to help our clients connect with the right publishing opportunities,” said Rocco Scandizzo.“I believe the industry is changing and there is much that ISM can do to help its clients navigate these new waters and thrive in this new digital era. Moreover, I finally get to work with developers and be closer to where the games are actually made, where the magic happens.”
Prior to joining ISM, Rocco Scandizzo spent the last seven years working on the publisher side of the industry in positions of new business, strategy and marketing. Formerly Director of Franchise and License Development at Activision, and previously at Atari, THQ and Vivendi Games, Rocco has provided financial, marketing, and evaluation recommendations for projects worth a cumulative +$1Billion in revenue.
Founded in 1996 with offices in Southern California, Northern California, New York, and Japan, ISM (Interactive Studio Management) is the leading agency in interactive entertainment representing AAA studios such as: Asobo, Darkworks Studio, Digital Extremes, Larian Studios, Nihilistic, n-Space, Reverge Labs, Saber Interactive&Silicon Knights. On behalf of its clients, ISM has closed over 200 publishing deals, 20 with first party publishers.
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