Kojima Productions Announces Multimedia Projects Including Television and Music
Kojima Productions has announced it has plans to open a new business division that will focus to focus on multimedia including film, television, and more.
The expansion will be centred in Los Angeles, California and will be led by Riley Russell, who brings with him over 25 years of experience working in the games industry. He has served as the Chief Legal Officer at Sony Interactive Entertainment. Russell has also worked at Sega, working as the Corporate Counsel and director of legal.
“The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry,” says Russell to GamesIndustry.biz.
“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.”
Kojima Productions business development manager Yoshiko Fukuda added, “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.”
With Kojima Productions’ expansion into new forms of media, the possibilities are exciting. With The Walking Dead now in its final season, I’d like to see and learn more about the world of Death Stranding with Norman Reedus reprising his role as Sam Porter Bridges.
At the end of the day, I’m excited to see what this new business division decides to do given the prospects are exciting.