Specific, Stampede Ventures have promoted cara fano To the Vice President of Content and Operations, Grant Torrey to the vice president of film development and production, and amelia mysko For Director of Development at International.
Both Fano and Torre have been with the global media company since its inception. Mysko, meanwhile, quickly worked his way into Stampede after joining the company as an intern.
In his new role, Fano is overseeing Stampede’s social, marketing, PR and brand collaboration as well as all of its joint venture partnerships including a JV with Happinest, UTA that incubates and produces animated children’s and family content . Fano will also manage creative operations under CEO Greg Silverman and lead new hires and onboarding, reporting to both Silverman and President Chris Bosco.
Torrey would continue his path in production and development while packaging and producing feature films. Her focus is on working with Stampede’s creative team to discover untold stories with a focus on diverse voices, such as the recently announced Anderson .pak film. K Pops!, as well as script preparation, and packaging with the cast and directors. He reports to Silverman and President of Production Jon Berg.
Mysko will oversee development, packaging and production for Stampede’s international slate, which also includes a first-look deal with CBS International. She will additionally look after a joint venture with KOJO Studios in Australia and help source, package, develop and produce Stampede’s international projects. Mysko reports to JP Sarney, head of international content and worldwide IP acquisition executive.
“Both Kara and Grant have proven they are on the fast track to leadership, and we are pleased to open the door to such strategic and creative individuals,” Silverman told Deadline. “We at Stampede Ventures are dedicated to investing in our talented employees, and can’t wait to see what’s next for these powerhouses.”
“Amelia is a smart and understanding coworker who embodies the values of Stampede Ventures every day,” said Sarney. “Her hustle and taste are evident in our slate, and we are thrilled to recognize her work at International Group and support her persistence serving our partners around the world.”
Previously serving as Stampede Ventures Chief of Staff, Fano is co-producer on upcoming comedy space Cadet Starring Emma Roberts. He began his career at Warner Bros. as an assistant to Silverman – who served as President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at the time – and was promoted to story editor and later to film and television upon his departure to launch Stampede. Promoted to Director of Development. ,
Prior to his Stampede Promotions, Torre served as the company’s Director of Development. Current projects for newly advanced execution include the Netflix animated musical prince of port au prince starring Wycliffe Jean, as well space Cadeta project he worked on from pitch to production, where he serves as co-producer.
Mysko last worked as a manager at Stampede Ventures, having started at the company as an intern after moving to the US from Australia. She will now look after development in multiple regions, including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Western Europe.
Other projects on Stampede Ventures’ upcoming slate include Morgan Neville’s Netflix documentary, curve balland Lionsgate drama simple angelswith Hilary Swank and reacherAlan Richson.