VR Studios Rogue Initiative & Emblematic Group Join Together to Create and Produce Content
Rogue Initiative, a leading cross-medium digital entertainment studio and technology company, has partnered with Emblematic Group, one of the world's premiere producers of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, to create and produce cross-medium content through both existing slates and future collaborative idea generation.
Speaking about this collaboration, Rogue Co-Founder and Chief Production and Content Officer Cathy Twigg articulates, "Rogue Initiative and Emblematic both have incredibly talented teams that share a deep passion for telling amazing stories and pioneering emerging technologies for film, television and immersive content. Together we will force multiply our capabilities on a myriad of levels ranging from social impact and Science to fantasy and sci-fi."
Adds Rogue Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer Hrish Lotlikar "We know that our combined efforts will allow us create the highest quality immersive content that thrills our audience and we invite the participation of new strategic partners and investors that believe in our vision of developing full spectrum entertainment franchises that go across mediums."
After first meeting in 2016, Cathy and Emblematic Founder and CEO Nonny de la Peña realized not only how aligned their company structures were, but also each company's philosophy and creative taste.
Nonny de la Peña states, "I'm elated at the opportunity of this partnership, to develop projects with another cutting edge XR company that has a powerful woman at the helm. Both teams bring unique expertise and passion for storytelling using new technologies so I am truly excited about the potential of working together to bring the world awe-inspiring and innovative content that pushes the boundaries of the medium."
Emblematic Co-Founder James Pallot also adds, "I could not be more thrilled about this partnership. We are at the beginning of the next great leap forward in VR/AR/MR, powered by advances in 5G networks and edge computing, and the possibilities opened up by these technologies are hugely exciting. Partnering with Rogue turbocharges our ability to execute on our creative vision and will allow us to play on a bigger field than ever before."
The ongoing partnership brings together a slate of film, TV and immersive projects including
Joan of Arc - Told as a political thriller, this series will embody her strength through a distinctly female perspective in a combined linear television and VR episodic format.
Trashed aka Rock and Roll Hotel - A VR experience which will allow players to relive real-life instances of famous hotel room trashings and participate in the destruction. Set to classic rock songs and hosted by a legendary musician who will historically frame the events, it will be an intoxicating blend of fun and nostalgia.
ABOUT ROGUE INITIATIVE
Founded in 2015, Rogue Initiative is a leading cross-medium digital entertainment studio and technology company producing globally marketable intellectual properties in collaboration with A-list Hollywood talent including acclaimed film director Michael Bay and renowned film producer Lynda Obst. The studio is known for its cutting-edge, high fidelity visuals and is currently producing a robust slate of projects for film, television, interactive games and immersive content often leveraging real-time game engines and emerging technologies.
Rogue Initiative is headquartered in Los Angeles with teams in Hong Kong and mainland China and is led by award-winning industry veterans, including alumni from Amblin Entertainment, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Activision/Blizzard.
ABOUT EMBLEMATIC GROUP
Emblematic Group creates award-winning immersive content powered by proprietary technology. Founded in 2011 by VR pioneer Nonny de la Peña, Emblematic has been a leader in volumetric storytelling and one of the world's premiere producers of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. 'Hunger in Los Angeles' was the first ever VR documentary to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Since then, the company has built a critically acclaimed body of work that has included tracking the chaos of the Syrian civil war; capturing the tension of a wheel change during the Singapore Grand Prix; and conveying the scope and scale of climate change. Emblematic partners with organizations including Google, Mozilla, THE WALL Street Journal, PBS Frontline, and The New York Times to create both tools and content that enlighten, empower, and educate audiences.