Ex-Infinity Ward Execs Sign With Hollywood Talent Agency
The Activision/Infinity Ward blowup is going to take some time to reconcile and in the meantime, those who lost their jobs can't just sit around.
While ex-Infinity Ward execs Vince Zampella and Jason West were fired by Activision after a corporate falling out of some kind (full details have yet to be uncovered), you didn't think the guys would be standing in bread lines, did you? Their skills would be in high demand, so it should come as no surprise that both have signed on with Hollywood's biggest talent agency. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Zampella and West are now proud clients of the Creative Artists Agency. Now, most game developers are not represented by talent agents so this is a bit of a different direction for CAA, and they say these guys "were pursued by at least one of the other top Hollywood agencies." Well, we may have driven them away from the gaming industry, which is bad news. We kinda want to keep such skilled, productive go-getters working on video games, although we should probably admit that Hollywood could certainly use a helping hand. And at this point, Vince and Jason are probably a little disillusioned with the whole industry.
We'll be interested to hear how things go down in regards to the legal stuff, though. That mess oughta be fun to follow.
3/12/2010 9:11:41 PM John Shepard