Brainstorm Ink, Ltd.
BRAINSTORM INK, Ltd is a creative content development company that partners with production companies to produce original projects.
Brainstorm Ink has a number of television projects currently in
• Ravens of the Crown, a historical adventure TV series sold to NBC Universal/Carnival Films and Television (Downton Abbey Producers)
• In partnership with julijette inc in Winnipeg, Canada for theatrical and TV movies
Brainstorm Ink offers a 360-degree property development/ production. From the entertainment to products to promotion and marketing, the advantage is that there is one integrated team that knows all these different disciplines and how to best leverage them to drive the property. Brainstorm’s three partners are devoted to producing and developing quality properties with mass market appeal.
Maureen Panzera is the creator of Mixie The Green Pixie, Gearhead Girls, Just Breathe and Psychic Court and
the Executive Producer of The Thick-Headed Tour.
Maureen is a 35-plus-year veteran in marketing, branding and creative design working in the entertainment field, developing program content and creating award winning consumer packaging.
Her studio, SanPan Design, has created marketing campaigns, branding and consumer packaging for top media companies like HBO, BBC America, A&E, New Video, Comedy Central, National Geographic and Broadway Video. Toy companies included: Hasbro, Parker Brothers, MGA Entertainment and countless others.
Maureen graduated from The New School of Social Research with a
Masters in Media Studies and a BFA in Graphic Design at New York Institute of Technology.
Rip Atanasio specializes in developing and selling content
and liaison with production companies. Rip sold the TV series, Ravens of the Crown to NBC Universal/Carnival Films.
Rip has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Photography and Journalism with minor in medical photography. He also has a degree in Advertising and Graphics from City University of New York.
Christopher Byrne aka The Toy Guy® is a 30-plus-year veteran of the toy industry, and is considered one of the leading experts on the business in the U.S. Chris is widely quoted in the media and appears regularly on local and national television commenting on toys and demonstrating new products. Some of his appearances included: Live! With Kelly & Ryan, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and ABC. He speaks on child development and the business of toys worldwide, and is co-host of The Playground Podcast.
Under Byrne Communications, he consults to a wide variety of toy and entertainment companies, crafting and implementing research studies, marketing plans, tracking kid trends, product development strategies and helping companies effectively understand markets and consumer behavior.