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American McGee’s Firm Partners With Leading Game Industry Recruiter

Strategic Relationship Heralds Expansion of Interactive Entertainment Synergy


Tuesday, September 14 - Austin, TX -, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, announced today that American McGee's game design and consulting firm, The Mauretania Import Export Company, recently signed on as a Strategic Partner to the company, joining other game industry organizations that offer innovative professional services to the game industry.

The Mauretania Import Export Company is a videogame, film, and television production company that specializes in developing and building multimedia brands. Based in Los Angeles, the firm offers consulting and management services to intellectual property owners, developers, studios, and publishers to assist in improving and extending brand performance across entertainment platforms, creating brands, driving shareholder value and creating competitive advantages. Through their industry experience, relationships and expertise, the company collaborates with clients to fulfill goals in Product Development, Game Design Consultation, Developer Representation, Brand/Franchise Management and Game Development Analysis.

American McGee is best known as the creator and designer of "American McGee's Alice" (Electronic Arts). While at Electronic Arts, McGee consulted on a variety of games, including the Sims, and served as Creative Director of the studio, consulting on a number of major PC and console titles. Prior to founding The Mauretania Import Export Company, American was the creative director/founder of Carbon6, Inc. His current interactive projects include "American McGee Presents: Scrapland" and "American McGee's Oz," as well as several other unannounced titles.

The Mauretania Import Export Company and are joining forces to broaden the scope of independent consulting services available to the interactive entertainment marketplace. This strategic relationship has been established to enhance the business capabilities of both firms, in a continuing effort to serve the needs of the game industry companies that are reaching for a higher standard of professional services in areas such as game design, product development, branding and staffing.

Anthony Jacobson, partner and co-founder of The Mauretania Import Export Company, states, " has been a leader in professional recruitment for many years, and this relationship has developed as a natural progression in the evolution of the interactive entertainment industry. As game budgets continue to grow, so has the need to protect brand integrity through high quality production. The complexity of managing multi media brands requires more cooperation between disparate disciplines than ever before.'s unique understanding of the marketplace, paired with our creative services, creates a practical and exciting new resource for the interactive and traditional entertainment industries.

Fiona Cherbak, business development consultant and senior recruiter for, adds "The Mauretania Import Export Company and American McGee represent a new wave in game design services and professional consulting for the interactive and traditional entertainment industries, while is uniquely positioned to aid TMIEC in their business development and client relations efforts. This strategic partnership provides a mutual opportunity to develop and implement meaningful synergy efforts within games, TV and film. is proud to work with The Mauretania Import Export Company as their exclusive game recruitment partner."

About is a leading recruitment firm in entertainment software, representing top clients and creative leaders in the games software and hardware industries. With offices in Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, Washington D.C. and London, is continually seeking and placing highly-qualified creative, executive and technical talent for clients in the U.S., Canada and Europe. offers candidate targeting services to games divisions and departments within the film and TV industry companies.

About The Mauretania Import Export Company

TMIEC team members come from id Software, Carbon6, Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures and the William Morris Agency, bringing with them a track record of over ten years of game design and development experience. In addition, this management team has unparalleled expertise in technology, finance, music, film and television production/development, start-up experience, comic book creation, licensing and merchandising. The experience of the management provides entrenched strategic relationships with major gaming, entertainment, venture capital, banking and other companies.

About America McGee

American McGee began his career in the interactive industry over a decade ago when he was hired by industry giant, id Software. While at id, American worked in design, programming, music management, sound design and art. He made contributions to a variety of popular titles including: "Doom," "Doom II," "Final Doom," "Ultimate Doom," "Quake", "Quake II,", and "Quake II Deathmatch Pack." American became known for designing innovative, intricate, and vividly detailed levels in the 1st person genre - he helped to mold the 1st/3rd person shooter genre as it is known today.

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