Quick Breaks: Meerkat Nabs Financing; NBCU Sets Big Spanish-Language FIFA Plans
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Maker Studios has partnered with Full Sail University to launch REBL HQ, a new production and educational facility on the school’s campus. At REBL HQ, Maker and Full Sail will work together to create content across genres such as comedy, gaming, beauty, and travel. Initial projects out of the facility include actress Gianna Simone’s YouTube channel, which features the series “Love, Gianna,” and “Full Sail Game Maker Challenge,” a five-episode series that will document student game developer teams and Maker talent creating a video game in just 48 hours. Maker and Full Sail are also developing a coursework on online video that will be available via the school’s online learning platform.
Social video branding agency Reach Agency has named Matt Labate the VP of creative. In this newly created role, Labate will head up production services for clients that include major brands such as Nestle and Marriott. Before joining Reach Agency, where he’s been working since December 2014, Labate worked on developing and strategizing content for Discovery Digital Networks, on properties like TestTube and Animalist.Tags: Executive Hire, Full Sail University, live streaming, maker studios, meerkat, NBCUniversal, Quick Breaks, reach agency, Sports, Telemundo, The Weather Company