ABOUT

DEPT. STUDIOS, INC. IS AN ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY WITH A MISSION TO CREATE ORIGINAL IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT PHENOMENA BASED ON GLOBALLY FAMOUS STORIES.
WE FUSE INTERACTIVE THEATRICS AND CUTTING-EDGE TECH TO CREATE ONCE IN A LIFETIME, MULTI-PLATFORM, ALTERNATE REALITY EXPERIENCES THAT PUT FANS AS THE PROTAGONIST OF THEIR OWN JOURNEY.
DEPARTMENT STUDIOS COMBINES GLOBAL TALENT (SLEEP NO MORE, SECRET CINEMA, MEOW WOLF, ELROW) WITH ANCHOR INVESTOR KEVIN P RYAN (MONGODB, BUSINESS INSIDER, DOUBLE CLICK) TO PIONEER CREATIVITY AND COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE THAT TRULY CHANGES THE FACE OF THIS EXCITING NEW INDUSTRY FOR FANS WORLDWIDE.

PROJECTS & PRESS

COMING SOON

PEOPLE

OUR LEADERSHIP

GIVES US AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

PEOPLE

OUR LEADERSHIP

GIVES US AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

JESSICA REES MIDDLETON

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

• Founding Partner and CEO of Department UK 7 years

• 15 years experience producing a global, diverse slate of projects

• Specialist in the delivery of high-budget interactive experiences for an array of blue-chip international clients & studio partners

• Influential role as Project
Director on the BBC Digital’s Live Events program growth into largest world coverage of music events

JONNY GRANT

FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

• Creative & Commercial Lead of many high-end interactive theatrical experiences for major international brands

• Director of UEFA and the FA Cup opening ceremonies

• Commercials director for brands including Pepsi, Heineken and Lexus

• Former ECD of Irresistible Films, award winning digital content agency

KEVIN RYAN

ANCHOR INVESTOR & CHAIRMAN

• Leading NY serial entrepreneur and former CEO of DoubleClick managing over 2500 employees

• Co-founder of MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), Business Insider, Gilt Groupe, Zola, and Nomad Health, as well as several other companies

• Combined, these companies have raised more than $700 million in venture capital funding

VICENC MARTI

FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER

• President of Elrow - Global Immersive clubbing phenomenon

• CEO of Tangelo Games

• Former CMO of Vueling Airlines

• Speaks four languages: English, French, Spanish & Catalan

• Enjoys sports, cooking, reading and following FC Barcelona wherever they play

HAMISH JENKINSON

FOUNDER &
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

• Founded The Old Vic tunnels and The Vaults: London’s most successful immersive theatre venue

• Producing multi sensory experiences with Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema; Tunnel 228, Battle for Algiers

• Creative Director of Life RX starring Jude Law, & Toyota Flow starring Milla Jovovich

• ECD on FIFA World Congress, World Cup, Russia and Womens World Cup, Paris

CORE TEAM

BRINGS IMPOSSIBLE IDEAS TO LIFE

CHAD CONTI

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

• 15 years of leadership in finance operations, corporate development and hospitality asset management

• Finance Director for Marriott International, Ian Schrager & Rosewood Hotel Group

• VP of Finance for Meow Wolf, managed $150m capital raise, investor relations and business development

• New Mexico startup advisor for ActivateNM and the Santa Fe Business Incubator

FRIDA EKERLIN

HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

• Over 8 years of experience with integrated production capabilities that span the entire creative spectrum.

• Former Head of Sales Nordic, MediaMonks

• Managed business relationships with global brands including Samsung, Google, work recognised by Cannes Lions and FWAs.

• Digital nomad with background in LA, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Stockholm.

NAOMI SIEGEL

HR MANAGER / ASSISTANT
PRODUCER / EA CEO

• Over 8 years of experience specializing in Theatrical HR

• 6 years in the HR/Finance department at Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc.

• First Director of HR at Creative Goods Merchandise

• 2 years as an Independent Theatrical HR Consultant

• NYC resident with a passion for Theater

CORE TEAM

BRINGS IMPOSSIBLE IDEAS TO LIFE

CONTACT

520 Broadway, 4th Floor,
New York, NY 10012
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