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Matt Collins: Atari, Dragonball Z, “Enjoying the Plus” in Japan

FOUNDER'S BLOG : Matt Collins: Atari, Dragonball Z, "Enjoying the Plus" in Japan

Welcome to the Mediajuice Podcast, featuring Mediajuice founder and CEO Jeremy Snead. Join Jeremy and his podcast producer Jeremiah Isley every week as they give you an insider’s view of filmmaking, production, video games, and chat with guests known for their work both behind and in front of the camera!

It's very appropriate that Matt Collins is my second podcast episode. Matt, in many ways, was my entry into the videogame industry. Matt was in marketing at Atari from the early 00's to 2006'ish and he and I met while I was at FUNimation Entertainment overseeing the Dragonball Z brand. Atari acquired the rights to produce videogames based on the Dragonball Z license and the rest, as they say, is history.

We launched many "DBZ" games together, and upon leaving FUNimation, Matt hired me and my new production company Mediajuice to produce DBZ sizzle videos, TV Spots, and Trailers for his DBZ games. So, you may see a picture forming here: Matt, Atari, and Dragonball Z are in many ways responsible for where I am today as a filmmaker and business owner. Matt and I have remained close, and I'm ever grateful for his friendship and collaboration over the years. Kamehameha!

Oh, and I also dive into my ongoing toy collection in this episode (yes I'm a fairly avid collector of sixth scale figures from Hot Toys, SideShow, Mondo an the like) as well as some fun projects we're working on at Mediajuice for The Capcom Pro Tour. Hadouken!

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