Premium Agency and ISM Join Forces

Los Angeles - June 21, 2011- ISM, the leading agency representing independent game developers (, today announced the addition of Premium Agency to its global portfolio of top-tier developers. Premium Agency, founded in 2003 by industry veteran Katsunori Yamaji, is known for working on and contributing to successful video game franchises such as Resident Evil 5, Metal Gear Solid, Naruto, Dead or Alive and Bakugan.

Representing 12 AAA development studios for a total of more than 700 staffed developers, ISM assists its clients 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 publishing opportunities that are complimentary in creative vision and expectation for success.

“Premium Agency has demonstrated through its work on major franchises that it’s a premier Japanese developer,” said Rocco Scandizzo, Partner at ISM,“We are tasked at ISM with furthering their success into the western market, a challenge we are thrilled to undertake.”

“We are excited to work with ISM,” said Ayumi Takahashi, VP of Business Development of Premium Agency.“Their global team, their strategic approach, and their continued efforts within Japan and with Japanese companies are a perfect fit for our needs.”

“ISM is our western world touchstone,” added Katsunori Yamaji, President and CEO of Premium Agency.“They will help us realize the long term vision of using high quality games and stunning visual technology to promulgate the brilliance of Japanese creative talent around the world.”

About Premium Agency:

Founded in 2003 and based in the Minato district of Tokyo, Japan, Premium Agency develops not only high quality video games such as“NARUTO KIZUNA DRIVE” based on the world-famous animation“NARUTO”, but also animations and films using 3DCG technologies. Recently Premium Agency has entered the social application market and announced the title of Electric Book, aiming to become a“Hybrid Content Provider”.

About ISM:

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: ACQUIRE Corp., Asobo, Big Bang Entertainment, Darkworks Studio, Digital Extremes, Larian Studios, Nihilistic, n-Space, Powerhead, Reverge Labs, Saber Interactive&Silicon Knights. On behalf of its clients, ISM has closed well over 200 publishing deals, over 20 with first party publishers.

 ISM Interactive Studio Management


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