The board of directors of Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Bryant Pike, has tendered his resignation effective April 16th, 2012, in order to pursue other business opportunities.
“Rainmaker is very appreciative of Bryant’s contributions to the Company over the past four years,” stated Tim McElvaine, Chairman of the Board. “Bryant has helped guide the company through many changes, including transition from an income trust, transition to IFRS, lobbying for access to enhanced film and video tax credits, as well as solidifying banking relationships with the Company’s lenders.”
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a multifaceted animation studio, is one of Canada’s largest producers of CG animation. With an innovative history that spans over 18 years, Rainmaker today continues to tell engaging stories and create compelling characters for all media.
The studio’s 200 creatively-inspired artists and storytellers are currently in development on the company’s first slate of proprietary projects and in production on the 3D animated family comedy Escape From Planet Earth, voiced by Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The film, to be distributed by The Weinstein Company in 2012, is directed by Cal Brunker (Despicable Me). Rainmaker has also produced the award-winning short LUNA.
Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company broke ground by producing the first ever CGI animation series ReBoot. In addition to developing its own properties, Rainmaker also produces feature length DVDs for many top international brands including Barbie, Max Steel and Tony Hawk, and more. Rainmaker’s clients include Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Sony, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and MTV. Circle of Confusion, the leading management firm, is repping the company in Hollywood.