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MCV Jobs Weekly: BAFTA appoints first VP of games

David Gardner joins BAFTA, PQube hires Matthew Pellett and Mojang strengthens creative communications team. BAFTA appoints first VP of games General partner and co-founder of London Venture Partners David Gardner OBE has been appointed as the first vice president for games at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  As …

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Io Interactive appoints Hakan Abrak as new studio head

Former studio production director Hakan Abrak has been appointed as the new studio head of Hitman studio Io Interactive. He replaces former studio head Hannes Seifert, who after seven years at Io Interactive has now left Square Enix to move on to pursue a new project nearer his home in …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Dead Good bolsters international PR team

Milewski joins from Techland, Future’s Daniella Lucas joins OXM and Fandom adds Sam Loveridge as UK gaming editor. Dead Good Media strengthens its international PR team UK PR and creative agency Dead Good Media has expanded its international PR team with the appointment of Paul Milewski as media consultant. Previously international PR and marketing manager …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Mansell steps up at Jagex

Jagex has a new COO and acting CEO, while Mark Oxenham joins Good Catch. Mansell steps up at Jagex Phil Mansell has been promoted to chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer at Jagex. Previously vice president of the studio, Mansell takes on the role following the departure of …

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Xbox’s Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry promoted to CVP

Xbox’s Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry have been promoted, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to MCV. News of their promotions first surfaced yesterday after Windows Centralwrote a post based on information from "sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans" but MCV can now confirm this is indeed the case. Ybarra will now …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Improbable appoints new lead content editor

Improbable hires Dan Griliopoulos, Gina Jackson joins Imaginarium, mobile studio Sybo appoints Byron and Videogamer has a new editor. New lead content editor at Improbable Writer Dan Griliopoulos has joined Improbable as lead content editor. He’ll be directing Improbable’s content strategy as they build the next generation of virtual worlds. Previously, he’s worked as …

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Jagex appoints Phil Mansell as COO and acting CEO as Cousens departs

Jagex has appointed Phil Mansell as COO and acting CEO, the company has announced today. He replaces outgoing CEO Rod Cousens, who has now left the studio. Having worked at Jagex for over five years, Mansell was previously vice president of the studio and was responsible for its Runescape portfolio. …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor

Reitman joins from CI&T, CCP Games appoints Target’s Douglas and Dovetail strengthens management team. New board advisor for Green Man Gaming David Reitman has been appointed as board advisor at Green Man Gaming. He’s currently vice president of digital solutions and global strategic alliances for tech consulting firm CI&T, but was previously involved …

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Bits and Pixels announce new games licensing agency

Say hello to Bits and Pixels, a brand-new video games licensing agency based in London. Founded by Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer, the boutique licensing agency aims to deliver bespoke, intelligent brand extension for some of the world’s most iconic and beloved gaming franchises. It will also deliver branded products …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: New comms lead for CCP’s VR titles

Kelion joins CCP from nDreams,Scammell leaves VideoGamer and a new media and market development director forInnoGames. CCP hires new comms lead for its VR portfolio George Kelion has joined Eve: Valkyrie developer CCP as senior communications lead for VR games. He will be working from the firm’s new studio in …

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