Virtual and augmented reality studio Here Be Dragons has added two executive producers and a general counsel for business affairs and legal to its team.
Executive producer Kamila Prokop will oversee branded entertainment for Here Be Dragons, while also growing the company’s talent roster.
She previously co-founded Maven Label, a talent agency that represents directors, editors, animators, VFX artists, and musicians specialising in commercials and branded content.
The second new executive producer is David Richards. Before Here Be Dragons he worked as an executive producer developing client and brand partnerships with companies like Nike, Apple and Walmart.
Ali Kazemi joins as general counsel and will advise the leadership team on legal and business matters. He will also manage the company’s core legal functions – including content and technology licensing, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.
Kazemi was previously general counsel at Tumblr and Squarespace and associate general counsel at Tumblr.
“We are proud to further expand our team with talented trailblazers who play meaningful roles in shaping the future of medium-agnostic storytelling,” said Patrick Milling-Smith, co-founder and CEO of Here Be Dragons.
“We’re always searching for industry leaders to add to the Dragons team, and David, Kamila, and Ali are some of the best practitioners in their field. With the addition of these new team members, we’re looking forward to creating more of the award-winning content we are known for.”
Here Be Dragons was co-founded by Milling-Smith and director Chris Milk and has worked on projects for broadcasters and publishers like NatGeo, FX and the New York Times.