Ken Faier has departed Alliance Atlantis to join Nerd Corps Entertainment as president, responsible for the overall management and administration of the company's library of existing and new intellectual properties, including arranging financing, co-production partners, distribution and licensing and merchandising deals as well as work with the management team to oversee expansion of the companys infrastructure into a full service global player in the childrens market.
The company, which produces the animation for Alliance Atlantis DRAGON BOOSTER series, will focus initially on two properties presently in development. The first, a CGI boys action/adventure series titled STORM HAWKS, will target kids 6-11 to be delivered in 2007. The other project is a comedy/action series in the early stages of development.
We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing someone of Kens caliber to our unbeatable team, said Ace Fipke, cco/ceo of Nerd Corps Ent. We have worked with him for the past few years on DRAGON BOOSTER and we consider him to have all the qualities for a perfect match for this stage of Nerd Corps development. We welcome Ken and are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.
Faier, who says he will be known as El Presidente of Nerdcorps commented, I finally embraced my inner nerd and I feel great about it! Nerdcorps has been focused on building something truly special from a creative point of view and they have proven that they can deliver above expectations, on time, on budget. I am very much looking forward to becoming part of the team and contributing to the companys position as a major international player.
Faier was vp of production and distribution, overseeing the childrens division for Alliance Atlantis, for the past five years. Prior to Alliance Atlantis, Faier worked for 11 years at Brunico Communications Inc., where his responsibilities spanned publishing, events, Internet development, marketing and general management.
Vancouver-based Nerd orps Ent. (www.nerdcorps.ca) is a full service 3D animation facility and executive production company. Nerd Corps primary goal is to break free from the preconceived boundaries of 3D animation and produce stylistically innovative animated projects built around the core of great storytelling. Building off the success of DRAGON BOOSTER, Nerd Corps is also creating and developing exciting and innovative properties to add to its growing development slate of television and feature film projects.