Key hires for Warner Bros Montreal studio

Key hires for Warner Bros Montreal studio

By Rob Crossley

September 10th 2010 at 11:15AM

Martin Carrier and Reid Schneider will both lead the new outfit

Entertainment empire Warner Bros added two experienced industry professionals to its growing start-up studio in Montreal.

WB Games Montreal will now be led by new studio head Martin Carrier and executive producer Reid Schneider.

Warner Bros Interactive president Martin Tremblay said he wants the new studio will employ up to 300 staff. The group will be woking on various projects based on the DC Comics franchise.

Carrier’s career took him to the role of vice president at Ubisoft Montreal, while the 12-year experienced Schneider has been producer for titles such as Army of Two, Battlefield Vietnam and the original Splinter Cell.

“WB Games Montreal has begun to take shape with many new hires and the appointments of gaming industry veterans Martin Carrier and Reid Schneider to lead the studio," said the firm’s development vice president Samantha Ryan.

“Martin and Reid have the interactive experience needed to lead the team in making quality games utilizing our major properties. They will continue to build the team and are currently hiring talented developers.”