WRIT Media Group
WRIT Media Group, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Delaware on March 9, 2007 under the name of Writers’ Group Film Corp. to produce films, television programs and entertainment programs for various media formats. In February 2011, the Company acquired Front Row Networks, Inc., a Nevada corporation, through a capital stock acquisition and completed a senior management restructuring, and on August 19, 2013, the Company completed an acquisition of Amiga Games Inc., a Washington corporation, whereby it acquired 100% of Amiga Games Inc. in exchange for shares of the Common Stock of the Company.
As a result of these acquisitions, WRIT Media Group owns Front Row Networks, a content creation company providing production, distribution and financing of live concerts, music documentaries, and family programs for theatrical and ancillary distribution; and the “retro” video gaming companies, Retro Infinity Inc. and Amiga Games Inc. which are leading videogame publishers of classic games, including the Amiga brand, for a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices.
Chairman and CEO, WRIT Media Group, Inc.
Eric has over 20 years of financial, business development, and strategic planning experience in the motion picture industry. Mr. Mitchell’s acquisition and financial talents helped Sony Pictures’ Tri-Star division acquire theatrical distribution rights to such hits as Cliffhanger, Sniper, Threesome, and Weekend at Bernie’s 2. Mitchell assisted Tri-Star in acquiring multi-picture distribution rights with Carolco Pictures; the deal generated $250 million in profit for the studio and led to such hits as LA Story, Universal Soldier, The Doors, Total Recall, Basic Instinct and Terminator 2. As an advisor to Ascendant Pictures and VIP Media Fund, the largest German tax fund, Eric participated in placing over $500 million dollars in production financing into 46 feature films. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and received his M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School.
President and COO, Retro Infinity and Amiga Games Inc
Patrick has over 30 years of experience in business development, software development, computer graphics, compression, software optimization and mobile software development focused on the entertainment industry. He has developed software for Dreamworks SKG and was a supervising effects animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation. As Senior 3D Animator for EDS Digital Studios, he won a Vanguard Award for an animated Microsoft commercial. In 2002 Patrick co-founded Lower Mars, one of the first third-party mobile developers. Lower Mars created mobile entertainment middleware and apps for smartphones, licensed to Sharp, Palm, Amiga, Nokia, and Motorola. In 2010 he co-founded MediaPlasm, a company providing advisory and development services for traditional entertainment media companies seeking to monetize social media and OTT content platforms. Clients and partners have included Deluxe, Crest Digital, Target, Front Row Networks, Fox TV, Amiga, Palm, Microsoft, Sony Pictures Television, ABC, and the Walt Disney company.
Advisor, Front Row Networks
From his start as a non-paid stage manager at the original Woodstock, John has enjoyed a nearly 40 year career in music & video production and distribution. With the advent of new distribution platforms for music in the early 1980’s, like the dawn of MTV and the explosion of music videos as a medium and art form, John established himself as one of the leading producers of music videos & events for broadcast throughout the 90’s. Mr. Diaz has produced domestic and international TV for some of the largest music events in history, including specials with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, The Rolling Stones and many others. Turning to the Internet as an emerging content distribution technology in the 90’s, he was part of the forefront of today’s digital media. John has focused his energies on bringing music and other digital content distribution to the Internet, first as a founding employee of mp3.com, then as EVP of Vivendi/Universal’s Internet arm, VUNET.
Strategic Business Consultant, Front Row Networks
Bob Johnston’s experiences in 3D production have included developing budgeting scenarios, scheduling and logistics plans and embracing post-production workflows for over 300 stereoscopic projects, as well as the technical development and consultation of several hardware appliances for capture and playback of stereoscopic media for public and private theaters. Produced 3D projects have included live action feature programming for IMAX, Disney, Lionsgate, Nu Image and Technicolor additionally he has consulted with 3D productions for Discovery, World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and dozens of other independent producers, studios and 3D acquisition and post production technology concerns. Bob has helped enable the 3D market in Korea with Skylife 3D and TV Globo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has participated on numerous 3D conference panels and 3D market awareness events in Los Angeles, Berlin, Seoul, Tokyo and London. Bob’s live event experiences included Physical Production and Promotion of numerous Music Festivals, large scale Multi-Day events and over 1000 Concerts including large scale multi-day events, including Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Kansas, Styx, Journey, Kiss, Rush, Ozzy Ozbourne, Loverboy, Barry Manilow, among dozens of other top 40 Acts, as well as early tour development of the first solo tours of Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie. Additionally, he has garnered international Feature Film, Television , Music Video and Commercial project development and production experiences as a Producer, Associate Producer, Production Manager or Production Supervisor with projects for Disney, MTV, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Imagine, Walden Media, Dektor and Associates and dozens of other independent production entities. Key projects have includes: “Alien Resurrection”, “Around the World in 80 Days”, the pilot for the international hit TV series “24”, the mini-series “Son Of The Morning Star” among others.