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Leading Game Industry Recruiter Speaks at Game Industry Job Conference

Return of Game Industry Event to San Francisco Area

Wednesday, May 25---San Francisco, CA, a leader in international recruitment services for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the inclusion of VP of Operations and co-founder Robin McShaffry and recruiting specialist Tamara Rothenberg as featured speakers at the San Francisco Video Game Industry Job Conference and Resume Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2005 in Oakland, California. Produced by The Game Initiative, this event is the eighth in a series and is returning to the San Francisco area since its debut event in early 2004.

On Saturday, June 4, Robin McShaffry and Tamara Rothenberg of will participate in the San Francisco Video Game Industry Job Conference and Resume Workshop. As the moderator of the afternoon Resume Workshop, McShaffry will lead an informative and lively panel discussion about game industry resumes, utilizing some "volunteer" attendees and their resumes as material for the one-and-a-half hour presentation. McShaffry and Rothenberg will both participate in the Question-and-Answer session to follow.

The conference will be held from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Skyview Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Skyline High School at 12250 Skyline Blvd in Oakland, California. Attendance costs $45 online, and $60 at the door. Details can be found on the Internet at

McShaffry states, " is happy to continue contributing our expertise and knowledge to The Game Initiative for these fantastic conferences. We have met a lot of the game talent of tomorrow over the last year of supporting this conference series. Tamara and I are looking forward to seeing plenty of fresh faces, and providing lots of useful advice to game industry newcomers."

McShaffry has been on the board of The Game Initiative since 2003, contributing to conference programming with topics and speakers. Robin is a regular speaker at the How To Break Into the Game Industry conferences in various U.S. cities, including Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rothenberg is well-versed in the needs and requirements of game talent and the companies wanting to hire them, based on her years of game industry experience. Tamara joined forces with after working as a talent representative and development executive for Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles.

Other featured speakers include game designers and game industry executives from Eidos, Electronic Arts, Linden Lab, Sony (SCEA), Stormfront Studios, Secret Level Inc., Valve Software and more. Panels taking place during the morning session include Industry Overview, Getting in at the Ground Floor, and Applying Transferable Skill Sets. Local game industry leaders will populate these panels.

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, U.K. and Europe.

About The Game Initiative

The Game Initiative a leading producer of events for the computer and video game industry and is chartered with the growth of the industry by serving the needs of companies involved in producing interactive entertainment software and hardware for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet.

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