We brought you news last week that Aftershock Comics has merged with Rive Guache to create AfterShock Media. Well, while most merges seem to come with a round of lay offs, it would seem AfterShockMedia are bucking the trend with the announcement of new hirings and promotions.
Here’s the full list and bios of the new recruits:
“Entertainment executive Wynn Wygal joins the Rive Gauche team as Senior Vice President, Film and Television reporting to Lee Kramer, President of Film & TV. Coming to AfterShock Media from Parkes + MacDonald, where she served as VP of Production, Wygal will oversee the development team and package AfterShock IP to domestic buyers for TV and film.
Entertainment veteran Carrie Stein has also been brought on as a Global Film & TV consultant charged with leading global expansion in both local language production and international co-production opportunities for AfterShock IP. Carrie will work in tandem with current executives Dan Shires, VP Film & TV UK and Jeff Ford, Sr. Executive, Film and TV UK. Prior to working with AfterShock, Carrie held several high-profile roles, including heading up global scripted television at eOne and most recently at Kew Media Group.
Christina Poray joins AfterShock Media from Kapital Entertainment, serving as Director of Development, Global Film & TV for Rive Gauche and working closely with Carrie Stein, taking AfterShock IP to the international market for local language and co-productions while also supporting domestic efforts.
Ryan Carroll has been promoted to Director, Comics/Film & TV Liaison, responsible for bridging the gap between publishing and film/TV. Prior to joining AfterShock in 2019 as Development Coordinator, he served in production management roles for NBC Universal and Endemol.
Entertainment publicity veteran Aaron Marion, who has worked with AfterShock since its inception, assumes the role of Director of Publicity. Additionally, Cara Stechmann joins as Development Assistant, working directly with the film and TV division.”