Interactive Deal Maker Adds Bench Strength To ISM

Los Angeles, January 9, 2012 - ISM, the leading agency representing independent game developers (, has strengthened its team by adding Sean Murch to its list of agents.  Previously in charge of central development for EA Sports, Sean’s 20 years of experience in both the traditional and interactive entertainment sectors make him a perfect fit for ISM.

“Sean’s lasting relationships throughout the industry, combined with his thorough understanding of both publishing and development priorities, make him the perfect addition to our team at ISM,” said Clyde Grossman, the company’s Managing Director.

Representing 13 AAA development studios for a total of more than 800 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.

“I can’t imagine a better fit, both in terms of interest and ability,” said Sean Murch. “Enabling developers to reach their goals and structuring good deals have always been the most rewarding parts of my job.  With ISM, I get to do both - full time!”

Prior to joining ISM, Sean was the CEO of console publisher, Playful Entertainment.  He also acted as Head of Business Development for renowned Nintendo developer, Next Level Games.  Sean produced his first console title for Radical Entertainment in 1995 and, before that, enjoyed a successful career as a development executive and producer/writer in the Film and Television industry, most notably with director Francis Ford Coppola.

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, Digital Extremes, Larian Studios, Mass Media, Nihilistic, n-Space, Powerhead Games, Premium Agency, Red Fly, Reverge Labs, Saber Interactive & Silicon Knights. On behalf of its clients, ISM has closed over 200 publishing deals, more than 25 with first party publishers.


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