SOURCE: Animax Entertainment

June 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Sabri Sansoy Joins Animax Entertainment as CTO

Sansoy Brings Games and Rocket Science to Animax

VAN NUYS, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Animax Entertainment, an Emmy winning interactive and creative production studio, announced today that Sabri Sansoy joins the company as Chief Technology Officer. Sansoy will lead the development of next generation MMOs and virtual worlds as well as incubating original game development and publishing.

Sansoy enters Animax with a proven track record of technical innovation, vision, and leadership. As Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Technology at Game Show Network (GSN), Sansoy led a cross-functional team of domestic and offshore employees in the research and development of innovative technologies to support multiplatform initiatives. During his tenure, his team was nominated four times for an Emmy for their work in interactive television. Prior to joining GSN, Sansoy was CTO of Icebox.com, a groundbreaking internet company that created original animated online programming.

"With Sabri's proven ability to lead top teams, his execution skills, and his innovative background, he is a perfect fit for Animax. His background in designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining convergent media experiences will help to bring technical vision behind engaging experiences," said Michael Bellavia, CEO at Animax.

Sansoy received his undergraduate degree in Astrophysics from the University of New Mexico and received his masters in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT. He has worked on several high profile projects as an aerospace engineer. He was featured in People, Popular Science and Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine for his contributions on Team Remax, which was an attempt to fly a manned balloon nonstop around the world in the stratosphere. He has also engineered components for Indian Motorcycles and worked on several US Air Force rocket and satellite systems.

Sansoy said, "Animax is a leader in building cutting edge interactive applications with a robust portfolio of innovation, exceptional talent, and exciting business opportunities in the pipeline. I am very honored and excited to contribute to the growth and success of this company."

About Animax

Animax Entertainment, www.animaxent.com, is an award winning creative studio that creates fun, character-driven experiences for all screens. Animax creates virtual worlds, games, animation and other media for leading entertainment studios, toy manufacturers, game studios, and brand and agency clients. In the past year, the company has doubled in size and won multiple Telly and Horizon Interactive Awards.

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