Kojima Productions have announced they are opening a new business division for film, TV, and music based in Los Angeles, California.
As GamesIndustry.biz reports (and Kojima Productions linked to on Twitter as their announcement), the new division aims to bring their video game IPs into other forms of media and pop culture areas. They will be led by Riley Russell, previously a Chief Legal Officer for Sony Interactive Entertainment (and other roles across 28 years), and an Executive Vice President of Punumbra, Inc.
“The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film,” Russel stated, “as well as the more familiar games industry.” He explained the division’s goals further.
“The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centred in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries.”
Yoshiko Fukuda, Kojima Productions’ Business Development Manager, added that they were “finding new ways to entertain, engage and offer value to our fans is essential in a fast-moving, ever changing storytelling world.”
“Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond videogames and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces.”
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