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Activision taps 'Hateful Eight' producer for studio venture

Activision Blizzard Inc. is enlisting the producer of "The Hateful Eight" to help lead its TV and film studio as the "Call of Duty" publisher prepares to take on Hollywood.

The Santa Monica, California-based video game company announced Wednesday that veteran producer Stacey Sher has been hired to serve as co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios with Nick van Dyk, the former Disney executive who was brought on last year as co-president of the new venture.

"The idea of continuing the tradition of inspired creativity that's been the culture of this company for 35 years with some of the greatest intellectual property that hasn't been locked up by...

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