Ryan FitzGerald Joins Best Boy Entertainment
Transmedia Specialist To Lead New Interactive Media Division,
Part Of Aggressive Growth Strategy By Newfoundland-Based TV & Film Producer
St. John’s, NFLD [October 12, 2010] -- Transmedia specialist, Ryan FitzGerald, has joined Best Boy Entertainment and will lead the company’s new Interactive Media Division as VP Interactive. FitzGerald is the former Executive Director of Fortune Cat Games Studio and President & CEO of Rogue Nation Studios, which are both based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He joins the company with an aggressive mandate to develop cross-platform opportunities for Best Boy’s current library of television and film product.
“We are very happy to have someone with Ryan’s creative capabilities lead our newest and most exciting division,” says Ed Martin, Founder and Executive Producer at Best Boy Entertainment. “We want to make Best Boy Interactive a leading developer of Interactive content. And, with Ryan we have the confidence that we’ll achieve this goal.”
FitzGerald has led transmedia workshops for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Banff New Media Institute, and Film Training Manitoba & New Media Manitoba. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab Interactive Art & Entertainment Program and the National Screen Institute’s playWRITE Program. Prior to working in the new media sector, FitzGerald was a military police officer working in air force anti-terrorism and intelligence.
Best Boy Entertainment is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Productions include Mickey (Pet Network), Soccer Shrines (GOLTV), The Horse (Pet Network), The Skinny Dip (travel + escape) and What Do They Do In There? (NTV). Projects in development include Pet ER (Pet Network) and Gamblers Never Die, a feature film based on the stage play of the same name written by Ed Martin and based on his personal experiences as a professional poker player. Gamblers Never Die is currently in development with Telefilm Canada and the Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation.
FitzGerald will be leading a team of five with more hires within the division expected in the coming year.
About Best Boy Entertainment
Best Boy Entertainment is one of Atlantic Canada’s fasting growing film and television production companies. With a full-time production staff of 18 and its own HD production facilities that will soon include a fully-equipped green screen studio and insert sound stage, Best Boy develops and produces programs for Canadian broadcasters that have strong appeal in the international marketplace.
-- END --For more information, contact:
Ed Martin, Executive Producer
Best Boy Entertainment
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Whoot! Ryan FitzGerald Joins Best Boy Entertainment
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