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29/04/2011

Spirit Digital Media Opens Santa Monica Office And Hires Digital Specialist

Rapidly expanding digital content business Spirit Digital Media, part of Content Media Corporation, has hired digital specialist Zev Suissa as Creative Director.
Based in Santa Monica, Suissa will oversee a development slate of original properties for multiple platforms and build digital extensions for existing IP as well as executive produce series, apps, sizzles and games.
Peter Cowley, Founder and CEO of Spirit Digital Media, commented: "We're very excited to be launching in the US and to have Zev on board to lead our efforts there. He is massively experienced highly regarded in the digital business. I am sure Zev will make a huge contribution to the growth of Spirit Digital Media as we start to pilot some multi-platform projects in LA for the US market with additional deals already in the pipeline."
Zev Suissa added: "The resources and partnerships we've assembled are ideal for my role facilitating creators' visions. We're making strategic investments in prototypes of a variety of properties from web series to scalable businesses, and from social games to Augmented Reality. It's an excellent time for digital exploitation of content, and I am delighted to be joining Spirit at this dynamic time in its development."
John Schmidt, CEO Content Media Corporation, concluded: "Our partnership with Spirit Digital Media is progressing well and has provided a new dimension to our digital strategy. We are thrilled that Zev is joining Spirit Digital Media. His creative abilities and presence in LA will be invaluable as we build the business."
Since 1997 Zev Suissa has been creating, developing, producing and launching content across broadband, TV, film, mobile and social networking platforms. He is a seasoned start-up entrepreneur, gamer, digital media strategist and shepherd of series from concept to completion to distribution. Prior to joining Spirit, Zev was VP, Production & Development for Agility Studios (The LXD, Tastemaker, Ultradome). Follow Zev on Twitter: @zzev.
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