SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the largest entertainment fan site in the world with 190 million global monthly uniques*, today expanded its video capabilities with the launch of a dedicated Content Studio in Los Angeles, as the company further establishes its original content and programming for entertainment fans. The new studio, charged with developing video content to run across Wikia's newest media property, Fandom, which offers passionate entertainment fans comprehensive coverage on their favorite movies, television shows and games, will be led by industry veteran Anthony Cava who will serve as Head of Video.
As Head of Video, Cava will expand video production from one studio in San Francisco to two dedicated studios, adding a new studio in Los Angeles, to grow video branded content capabilities and lead new fan engagement opportunities. The studio will be fully equipped to host talent interviews, original video programming, and unique branded content.
"We have incredible demand for video," said Eric Moro, VP of Content. "Our decision to move into Los Angeles and set up this full-service studio is strategic; we want to continue to connect Hollywood studios directly with fans, and this gives us the space and technology to do so."
Last week, Wikia announced its L.A. expansion, putting the company in the center of Hollywood, offering a direct connection between the world's leading entertainment studios and their fans. The video studio will deliver original video to Fandom's passionate user base, offering movie, TV show and game reviews, roundups, recaps and interviews with its authentic fan voice.
Commenting on his new role, Cava said, "This is a really special opportunity to create new and completely original video for fans, taking full advantage of our location in L.A. and connecting directly with the Hollywood studios to change the game in video and branded content."
Cava boasts over 15 years of production and post experience as a content creator, working on behalf of brands like Activision, Levis, Square Enix, and Mattel. He has an extensive background working on feature films, documentaries, video games and music videos. Prior to Wikia, he ventured into digital media as a video producer for IGN Entertainment and later launched his Flash-Frame production company in 2012. Flash-Frame has worked with several brands such as Nike, DirecTV, and Machinima.
Since its inception in 2006, Wikia has become an entertainment media powerhouse, boasting a record 360,000 fan communities and 43 billion pages of original, rich content. The company recently unveiled a brand new media property (Fandom.com) in January 2016 that serves as a hub for passionate entertainment fans.
*According to Quantcast (https://www.quantcast.com/p-8bG6eLqkH6Avk)
About Wikia Inc.:
Launched in 2006 by founder Jimmy Wales, Wikia Inc. is the home of Fandom and the largest entertainment fan site in the world. With more than 360,000 Wikia communities and a global audience of over 190 million monthly uniques, Wikia is the only complete destination for entertainment fans. Fandom.com
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