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MARK RICKARD, JUDGE - VR
Prior to his work in Virtual Reality, Mark Rickard has
enjoyed a career producing feature films. After forming
the production and theatrical distribution company,
Creative Freedom, in 2011, he developed and
produced several films alongside Hollywood luminaries
like Terrence Malick and Edward R. Pressman,
each featuring Academy Award-winning/nominated
talent, and which were internationally distributed by
the likes of Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.
In 2017, Mr. Rickard founded the immersive
entertainment company, Virtuality, whose initial
ventures have included collaborations with NBCUniversal and Freemantle Media, as well as ongoing partnerships with Radiant Images and Legend3D. For 2018, the company is developing several unique brand-sponsored immersive experiences, as well as volumetric VR adaptations of major literary works like Journey to the Center of the Earth and the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, VURT, by Jeff Noon. Mr. Rickard is a member of the Producers Guild of America and holds certifications in screenwriting and production management from UCLA.