Funtastic Ltd & Madman Entertainment are thrilled to announce the appointment of Darrien Puddy to the newly created position of General Manager - Sales and Marketing at Madman Entertainment.
Darrien brings to Madman more than twenty five years experience in Australia & New Zealand in Home Entertainment Software across the Music, Movie and Interactive Gaming categories.
Darrien has previously worked with some of the biggest consumer brands in Entertainment, having held Sales, Marketing and Senior Executive positions with Festival Records, Warner Bros, Disney, Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios and recently Activision Blizzard.
Madman's joint MDs Paul Wiegard and Tim Anderson are excited to have Darrien on board for what promises to be another year of stellar performance and growth for Madman: "Darrien's experience and motivation in the home entertainment space are second to none. He will provide a huge boost to Madman's goal of delivering the best possible result for our license partners and for our customers."
Puddy is equally enthusiastic: "With Ben 10 exploding and other major kids' hits in the pipeline, with the strength of brands like SBS, and an enormously strong line-up of new Australian films, Madman will be making a major impact on the home entertainment landscape this year! I look forward to helping Madman and our channel partners maximise these and other shared opportunities in 2009."