Kai and Charles Huang, co-founders of RedOctane (Guitar Heroes I
), are named one of (or two of?) the top 50 producers in New Media for 2006. The Hollywood Reporter/Producers Guild of America Digital 50 award is helmed by an elite board of directors, one of whom you may recognize for his reworking of a certain kingly
ape on the silver screen. Rock on, Huang brothers. Rock on.
REDOCTANE® CO-FOUNDERS ELECTED AS TOP 50 PRODUCERS IN NEW MEDIA FOR 2006
Brothers Honored with High Distinction for Innovation in the Videogame Industry
Sunnyvale, CA – October 31, 2006 – RedOctane®, a leading rhythm-action videogame publisher, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that brothers, Kai and Charles Huang, co-founders of the company, have been elected as one of the top 50 producers in New Media for 2006, presented by the Producers Guild of America New Media Council membership.
The Hollywood Reporter/Producers Guild of America Digital 50 award was created to acknowledge the contribution of individuals that are creating opportunities for content to be produced and distributed in a digital format. The exclusive list of producers was elected by an elite board of directors, which includes famed movie directors Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer.
"To be included in such a prestigious group of celebrated industry leaders is an amazing honor and accomplishment," said Kai Huang, president and co-founder of RedOctane. "I admire many of these individuals for their accomplishments, and to be mentioned in the same breath as them is absolutely tremendous."
"We always envisioned success for the Guitar Hero franchise, but it has certainly exceeded our expectations to transcend demographic barriers, now becoming one of the highest-rated videogames ever," said Charles Huang, vice president of business development and co-founder of RedOctane.
The PGA New Media Council represents producers in broadband, digital animation, digital visual effects, DVD, games, interactive television, and mobile. For more information about RedOctane and their products, please visit: www.redoctanegames.com.