EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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.

GREG ECONOMOU |  CO-FOUNDER & CEO

game1 Co-Founder & CEO Greg Economou recently served as Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Sports at Ticketmaster, where he oversaw its expansive Sports Division. He also served as EVP & Chief Revenue Officer at Guggenheim Media/Dick Clark Productions, where he built a thriving branded content practice with over $300M worth of deals in four years.

Prior to those roles, Greg served as EVP of Revenue Performance (CRO) for The Madison Square Garden Company, EVP of Business Operations & Chief Marketing Officer (COO & CMO) of the Charlotte Hornets, and SVP of Marketing & Communications (CMO) of the NBA.

Additionally, he co-founded and sold two successful sports industry-centric consulting firms, BRANDTHINK and SME Branding. He began his career in sports as a professional basketball player in Europe after playing college basketball for the University of Connecticut Huskies.

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.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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.

BEN BITONTI
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER & HEAD OF UNSCRIPTED

MARK PETERSON
EVP & CHIEF OF STAFF

Beverly NUAKO
VP, Development

COURTNEY TELLER
VP, NEW MEDIA & SPANISH LANGUAGE 

EDEN CARTER
COORDINATOR, UNSCRIPTED

BRENDAN DARMODY
SR. MANAGER, CONTENT OPERATIONS

ERIC SHERMAN
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER & GENERAL COUNSEL

BRIAN MCKENZIE
SVP & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

KYLE CONVISSAR
VP, DEVELOPMENT

COURTNEY OSAKO
DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN

CHARLIE FERNANDEZ
SR. MANAGER, BUSINESS OPERATIONS

SABARA HEATH
WEB CONSULTANT

ARIEL ELAZAR STORCH
CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER & EVP, NEW MEDIA AND SPANISH LANGUAGE

JEREMY LUNDBLAD
SVP, DEVELOPMENT

WILL FLYNN
VP, DEVELOPMENT

CASANDRA MACIAS
SR. MANAGER, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

MATT CULHANE
MANAGER, CONTENT OPERATIONS

GLENN MAIN
SENIOR ADVISOR

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