American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision's TV and film business.
Sher is the new co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, which was announced in November. It is working on a multi-film Call of Duty project and an animated Skylanders TV series. Projects based on Diablo and StarCraft are also in the works.
Sher is credited as producer on a huge number of hit films including Gattaca, The Fisher King and Erin Brockovich. She has also worked on a number of Quentin Tarantino movies including The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction.
Stacey is a rare talent behind two decades of award-winning television series and films,” Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said. Her ability to collaborate with the most inspired, talented people in entertainment and her unyielding commitment to creativity make her perfectly suited to Activision Blizzard Studios.
As custodians of some of the world's most successful entertainment franchises, we are thoughtfully and creatively expanding our franchises through television and films in a way that will honor the commitment our audiences make to our games.”
Sher herself added: As its large and loyal fanbase can attest, Activision Blizzard has created franchises that mean so much to audiences over the course of 35 years. I'm excited about our mandate to create filmed entertainment based on Activision Blizzard games that is as great as the games themselves.
I look forward to joining [fellow Studios co-president] Nick, Bobby, and the insanely talented and forward-thinking team at Activision Blizzard to develop an even greater voice for these franchises by bringing them into the world of television and film.”