Since Massive Black was born here on conceptart.org it is only fitting to share this news here first.
Austin , TX, July 26, 2011- Massive Black Inc., an industry leader in intellectual property development is pleased to announce that it’s Co-Founder and former President, Jason Manley, is acquiring Massive Black: Shanghai and both Chinese based production studios from the company. As a part of the transaction, Manley will no longer be a shareholder and director of Massive Black, Inc.
"During his tenure as President, Jason created the vision for Massive Black Shanghai, and his efforts led it to becoming the leading 3D production studio group in the entertainment industry. There is no one more suited to acquire our esteemed Chinese studios and drive them into the future. We wish him the best." said Mr. Hatala.
Christopher Hatala, one of the original Co-Founders of Massive Black, has been the company’s President since 2010, when Manley stepped away from the company to build www.theartdepartment.org. Hatala will continue on as the head of the company, with Co-Founder Coro Kaufman remaining as the Senior Art Director in the San Francisco firm.
Massive Black Inc. and Massive Black Shanghai will continue to produce content in collaboration with our clients, and successfully deliver high quality content for the entertainment industry. "Acquiring Massive Black Shanghai allows me to focus my companies efforts to serve the industry through community development, education, I.P. creation and global production. I have already begun to grow the teams and have returned to overseeing all production in China." confirmed Mr. Manley.
Looking forward, Mr. Hatala states, "Massive Black and Massive Black Shanghai care about one thing, first and foremost, and that is delivering the highest quality art for all our clients. We will continue to work to serve our clients, and move forward with producing our own intellectual properties. The teams are of the most talented in the field and the acquisition allows the studios to move forward in ways we never thought possible." Manley added, "Massive Black Inc. is the most talented concept art and animation house in the business. No one creates global intellectual property as well as they do. From building the vision for what goes on to become billion dollar franchises, to blockbuster films and games, they are the best in the business."
To learn more about Massive Black and Massive Black Shanghai, please visit http://www.massiveblack.com
About Massive Black Inc. and Massive Black Shanghai:
Massive Black is an industry leading full production artwork and asset development studio (2D, animation and intellectual property) that has contributed to hundreds of projects for multiple video game platforms, film, print, toys, comics and more. Massive Black Shanghai has contributed talent and production artwork and 3D to the biggest games, toys, and intellectual properties worldwide, and was the first next-gen game production studio producing content in China. Massive Black and Massive Black Shanghai were founded by Jason Manley, Chris Hatala, and Coro Kaufman in 2003 and 2005 and have contributed to projects for over 200 esteemed clients in the entertainment industry since inception.
Massive Black Inc. is located, in San Francisco and Massive Black Shanghai has locations in Austin Texas and Shanghai China.
Company Contact Information
Massive Black Inc
3 Meacham PL
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone : 415-344-0069
Massive Black Shanghai
1688 Sichuan North Road
Hongkou, Shanghai, China
Massive Black Shanghai
4419 Ramsey Ave
Austin TX 78756