Riot Video games has employed former Netflix govt Brian Wright to a key submit at its leisure studio.
Wright shall be chief content material officer of Riot Leisure, reporting to the League of Legends studio’s world president of leisure, Shauna Spenley. Within the job he’ll assist forge relationships between the gaming and leisure industries and goal expertise and creators to assist increase Riot’s IP. Artistic, manufacturing and enterprise affairs models will all report back to him.
“Brian is a dynamic chief with inventive instincts that led to many exhibits that penetrated popular culture and delighted audiences all over the world whereas working with the very best showrunners, administrators and creators in leisure,” stated Spenley. “He’s the proper visionary to shepherd Riot’s beloved IP, assist create authentic content material and construct a first-class studio all whereas protecting true to our ‘participant first’ ethos.”
Mentioned Wright, “I’m past thrilled to be becoming a member of Riot Leisure. The League of Legends universe is a few of the most imaginative and impressed IP recognized right this moment — the final word playground to ask the world’s greatest storytellers. Working with Shauna and the crew to construct a cutting-edge studio is nothing wanting a dream come true. A proof level of what’s attainable will be present in Arcane, Riot’s first animated collection, which blew me away with its impressed storytelling, visuals and music. I can’t wait to carry extra vibrant tales to gamers and followers all over the world.”
Arcane, which is ready to premiere on Netflix later within the 12 months, is ready within the League of Legends universe and can hint the origins of two of its champions. It’s the primary TV collection from Riot Leisure.
Wright departed Netflix in June after seven years on the streamer, the place as vp younger grownup and household content material he helped launch collection together with Stranger Issues, The Umbrella Academy and Shadow and Bone. He additionally had oversight of the corporate’s slate of general offers till that submit was eradicated, prompting his departure.