Los Angeles - November 29, 2010 - ISM, the leading agency representing independent game developers ( http://www.ism-agency.com), has added Brian Schorr to its team of game industry professionals. Previously in charge of A&R for Sega of America, Brian has over 20 years of experience in the game industry and has held senior roles in all corporate game functions.
“Brian’s expertise is a great addition to ISM. His knowledge of all sides of the games business, coupled with his negotiation abilities are simply outstanding,” said Clyde Grossman, Managing Director of ISM.
Expanding the potential reach of ISM’s global services is a natural evolution of ISM’s foundation of focus, experience and integrity. ISM, founded in 1996, currently represents 10 AAA development studios for a total of more than 700 staffed developers, and assists them in all phases of the development process. Through employing smart, experienced, and on-location agents in all of the major video game geographical markets, ISM is diligently working to bring greater efficiencies to the market by increasing the number of publishing opportunities available to its clients.
“ I’m honored to be working with the team at ISM,” said Brian Schorr. “The depth and breadth of knowledge and experience found here is second to none. I look forward to assisting ISM and their clients in attaining future success.”
Prior to joining ISM, Brian gained 20 years of experience in the Interactive Entertainment industry including former positions as Director of A&R for Sega , Strategic Business Manager for Namco Bandai Games and Producer for EIDOS Interactive. During his 12 year tenure at Namco Bandai Games, Brian held a wide variety of senior management roles that included managing development teams, Sales , Channel Marketing, and QA . He was also responsible for forecasting, lifecycle management, strategic licensing and new product analysis.
Founded in 1996 - with offices in Southern California, Northern California, New York, and Japan - ISM is the leading agency in interactive entertainment representing AAA studios such as: Asobo, Big Bang Entertainment, 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.Contact:
ISM Interactive Studio Management