Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained producer, Stacey Sher, has been named co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios.
Activision Blizzard Studios is devoted to creating television and films based on the company's library IP’s, including Call of Duty and Skylanders, and Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo and StarCraft.
Stacey Sher will team up with former Disney executive Nick van Dyk, to co-lead Hollywood's newest studio.
"Stacey's immense talent is a great fit for Activision Blizzard Studios, and together we'll bring Activision Blizzard's hugely popular intellectual property to both existing fans and new audiences," said Nick van Dyk, co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios. "Our model is unique: we have a rich library of franchises created over three decades with tens of millions of fans, direct relationships with our audiences and Activision Blizzard's business capabilities, which enable us to operate with incredible efficiency in content creation, marketing and distribution as compared to the traditional studios. Our focused and disciplined strategy will drive tremendous franchise value for Activision Blizzard as we bring audiences new ways to engage with the intellectual property they love. I couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Stacey in building this business."
"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," said Stacey Sher, co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios. "I look forward to joining 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."
Stacey Sher has produced numerous hit movies since the 80’s, including Pulp Fiction, Matilda, Erin Brokovich, Django Unchained, and Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, The Hateful Eight.