Blacklight is a unique, forward-thinking, independent transmedia production company established to create, develop, and produce original and licensed intellectual property for feature films, television, video games, books, comics and new media. Through this novel, holistic approach to media creation, Blacklight is uniquely positioned to create synergy and manage intellectual property across the multiple platforms that, collectively, constitute the future of popular media consumption.
Transmedia storytelling is the process by which a narrative unfolds across multiple media platforms in a self-contained yet complementary fashion. Each medium does what it does best - a story and its corresponding narrative ‘world’ might be introduced in a film, expanded through television, novels, and comics, and its world and characters explored and experienced through game play. Each franchise entry is self-contained to enable autonomous consumption - one need not see the film to enjoy the game, and vice-versa. The transmedia approach allows content to be created, distributed, and consumed in any chronology across all media platforms.
Zak KadisonFounder and CEO
A respected entertainment industry veteran, Zak Kadison is responsible for the management and strategic vision of Blacklight. Kadison previously served as a senior production executive at Fox Atomic, a production label of 20th Century Fox. Kadison is also working with the Sundance Institute and participates in USC’s Mentorship Program.
Justin CatronDirector of Development
Justin Catron is responsible for the acquisition of new projects and creation, development and synergy of all film, video game, television, comic book and new media franchises. Prior to Blacklight, he worked at Fox Atomic, a division of 20th Century Fox.
Blair RichmanCreative Executive
Blair Richman is responsible for the acquisition and development of Blacklight's franchises. Prior to Blacklight, she worked in development on independent feature films while at Silverwood Films and NALA Films. .
Josh Resnick was the co-founder and general manager of Pandemic Studios, as well as a Vice President within Electronic Arts subsequent to its $860 million dollar acquisition of Pandemic. His creativity, strong business background and professional approach formed the foundation for what became one of the largest and most successful developers in the world.
Adam Mehr is a respected industry veteran with legal experience ranging from independent production companies to major motion picture studios, spanning film, TV, music, and new media. Currently, Mehr is the Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Gold Circle Films, an independent producer, financier, and distributor of motion pictures.
Co-founder and Vice President of Ready At Dawn Studios where he currently oversees the studio’s original intellectual properties as well as the company’s latest game developments. Before co-founding Ready At Dawn Studios, started his career with industry-renowned developer Blizzard Entertainment. Ru has been named one of the top 100 developers in the world in both 2008 and 2009.