ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - November 12, 2014) - Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is thrilled to announce that Mark Fischbach has joined the Company's Board of Directors.
Fischbach, who is widely known across the internet as 'Markiplier,' has built a YouTube fan base of more than 4.2 million subscribers on his gaming comedy channel 'markiplierGAME.' To date, his channel has generated more than one billion views, putting him in a rarefied group of 'YouTube Billionaires' that includes such household names as Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry.
For the week of November 7, Fischbach's channel was the 27th most viewed channel on YouTube and 15th most-viewed US-based, ranking higher than channels like College Humor, Comedy Central and Rihanna. YouTube, a Google company, is the third most popular website in the world.
Since July 2012, Fischbach has held monthly livestreams for charities, in which he sets a fundraising goal and plays continually until that goal is met. To date, he has raised $482,479 for charity. The 'MarkiplierGAME' channel is affiliated with Maker Studios, a multi-channel network that in March was purchased by The Walt Disney Company in a deal valued at up to $950 million.
Next year, Fischbach will make his silver screen debut in Lionsgate's THE SMOSH MOVIE, a big screen spin-off of YouTube's popular 'Smosh' comedy channel starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.
"We are glad to have Mr. Fischbach joining our Board of Directors," said Benny Powell, CEO of Red Giant Entertainment. "He brings much-needed new media savvy and experience to our team as we make moves into our transmedia landscape. We have no doubt he will prove to be an invaluable member of the team."
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ABOUT RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG) is a Nevada corporation that specializes in intellectual property (IP) development for multiple media platforms and transmedia propagation. The cornerstone of this development is based around the more than three dozen online and print graphic novel properties in various stages of production as well as the cast of thousands of characters from those series. These properties have a readership that numbers in the millions globally. Some of these properties are actively in development into other media such as movies, video games, television, novels, toys, apparel, applications, etc. through either direct production or licensing agreements.
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