The Victorian Government has appointed Melbourne game developer Blake Mizzi to the Film Victoria Board.

A Director and Co-Founder of the Melbourne based games company League of Geeks, Mr Mizzi will bring valuable expertise and ably represent the interests of Victoria’s booming game sector.

League of Geeks’ debut game Armello launched internationally in 2016 in 13 languages receiving worldwide accolades and winning the 2015 Australian Game of the Year from Kotaku.

Board President Ian Robertson welcomed the new appointment saying “Blake’s passion and experience at the forefront of game development will bring an informed perspective and assist Film Victoria in continuing to support the Victorian games industry.”

The Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley also confirmed the reappointments of Ian Robertson, who will continue to serve as Film Victoria’s Board President and Lyn Maddock AM. Both have been reappointed for a further three years.

Ian Robertson has served as Film Victoria Board President since 2011 bringing over 35 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries and has also served on the Boards of Screen Australia and Ausfilm.

With more than 25 years of experience in government and private sectors Lyn Maddock AM was recognised with Queens Birthday honours in 2011 for her service to public administration.

Board President Ian Robertson thanked outgoing Board member and CEO of WTFN Entertainment Daryl Talbot for his service to the Board and the Victorian screen industry over the past six years. “Daryl has been a valuable member of the Board sharing his business and production expertise and we are sincerely grateful for the contribution he has made.”

The Film Victoria Board currently comprises 11 members, the majority of which must have screen industry experience.