BASIL IWANYK | CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
One of the most successful and prolific independent film and TV producers in Hollywood with a total of nearly $4.0B in WWBO, including the John Wick franchise ($582M WWBO), The Expendables franchise ($804M WWBO), A Star is Born ($435M WWBO), The Town, We Are Marshall, Hotel Mumbai, Wind River, The Current War, amongst many others. As a former powerhouse producer at Warner Bros and now the Owner & CEO of Thunder Road Pictures, Basil brings the power of the Hollywood industry to the table with connections to renowned directors, producers, writers, actors, as well as all of the major distributors.
GREG ECONOMOU | CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Deeply experienced and successful C-Level sports executive and entrepreneur; formerly an executive with Ticketmaster, Guggenheim Media/Dick Clark Productions, The Madison Square Garden Company, the Charlotte Hornets, and the NBA; while also owning and selling two agencies, BRANDTHINK & SME Branding. With his varied skill-set and unmatched relationships within the sports industry, Greg has an extraordinary level of respect and connectivity with most professional teams and leagues, colleges and collegiate conferences, media companies, athletes, agencies, and brands that invest in sports and content.
MARK CIARDI | PRESIDENT & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Mark is the most prolific producer of sports films in Hollywood. Before joining game1 as its 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 Disney Studios for twelve years. Recently, Mark produced Chappaquiddick, The Miracle Season, the Disney film Safety and the upcoming Lionsgate film 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 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.
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