BASIL IWANYK | CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
game1 Co-Founder & Chairman Basil Iwanyk, also the founder of Thunder Road Pictures, is one of the most prolific and respected independent film producers in Hollywood. His resume includes John Wick: Parabellum ($318M WWBO), John Wick: Chapter 2 ($172M WWBO), A Star is Born ($435M WWBO), Sicario, Wind River, The Town, We Are Marshall, The Expendables, and many more.
Thunder Road’s films have been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Directors Guild Awards, and AFI Awards, and have been official selections at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals.
Before founding Thunder Road, Basil was at Warner Bros. where he developed an array of massive film hits, including Ocean’s 11, Training Day, and Any Given Sunday, among many others.
MARK CIARDI | PRESIDENT & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Mark Ciardi is the most prolific producer of sports films in Hollywood. Prior to joining game1 as President & Chief Content Officer, he was the Founder & CEO of Select Films and prior to that, the Co-Founder of Mayhem Pictures, which had an overall first look deal with Walt Disney Studios for twelve years. Recently, Mark produced Chappaquiddick, The Miracle Season, the Disney film Safety, and American Underdog. At Mayhem, he produced several films including The Rookie, Miracle, Invincible, The Game Plan, Secretariat, Million Dollar Arm, and McFarland USA starring Kevin Costner. Mark also produced the Emmy Award winning ESPN 30-For-30 documentary entitled Big Shot and 30-For-30 entitled 42 to 1.
Mark played baseball at the University of Maryland, where he earned his B.S. in Business. He was drafted in 1983 by the Milwaukee Brewers organization and was called up to the majors in 1987.
Mark is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of trustees at the University of Maryland.
In addition to the partners, game1 is supported by a team that is equally dynamic and driven to change the content landscape, one project at a time.