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Stacey Sher to Bring Activision Franchises to Television and Film

Activision Blizzard Studios Co-Presidents Stacey Sher (L) and Nick van Dyk (R)

Activision Blizzard Studios Co-Presidents Stacey Sher (L) and Nick van Dyk (R)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced Wednesday that acclaimed producer Stacey Sher has been named co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios.

The company is devoted to creating television and films based on the its library of intellectual properties. These include Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty and Skylanders, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo and StarCraft.

Sher, who has produced more than two dozen major motion pictures, including Quentin Tarantino’s most recent film, The Hateful Eight, as well as nearly a dozen TV series and TV movies will partner with former Disney executive Nick van Dyk to co-lead Hollywood’s newest studio.

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Sher is a two-time Academy Award nominee, most recently for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington. She was previously nominated for Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, with Julia Roberts and Albert Finney.

Sher’s film credits also include Academy Award Best Picture nominee Pulp Fiction, the 2005 Independent Spirit Award-winning Garden State, and three films with director Steven Soderbergh: Contagion, Erin Brockovich, and Out of Sight.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an interactive entertainment company.

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