LOS ANGELES, January 23rd, 2024 – Today, Maestro Media proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with Flat River Group, marking an exciting venture into the world of tabletop game distribution on a global scale. This strategic collaboration grants Flat River Group exclusive rights for worldwide distribution of Maestro Media's illustrious tabletop game catalog in English-language, including physical sales to retailers and distribution of ecommerce orders.
Under the terms of the agreement, Flat River Group assumes responsibility for managing sales, marketing, and events for Maestro’s English catalog, bringing some of the most captivating and beloved tabletop games to enthusiasts around the globe. The partnership includes the Kickstarter smash hit The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls and its expansion The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem along with Sally Face: Strange Nightmares, Hello Kitty: Day at the Park Streamer Standoff, Smurfs’ Hidden Village, Smurfs’ Hidden Village Adventures RPG and many more in the work.
Javon Frazier, Founder, and CEO of Maestro Media, shared his enthusiasm about the collaboration: "Maestro Media is embarking on an exhilarating new chapter in licensing and development. Our aspiration is to extend the beloved Binding of Isaac: Four Souls to a broader audience, while introducing Sally Face: Strange Nightmares, Hello Kitty: Day at the Park, and The Smurfs Hidden Village—delivering a fresh spectrum of thrilling products in partnership with some of the globe's foremost brands. Flat River Group is the ideal partner to propel us toward these expansive horizons. With the FRG team's dynamic synergy and market penetration, they undeniably stand as the preeminent sales and distribution partner for us today. As we embark on this transformative collaboration, know that this is only the beginning, and alongside FRG, the Maestro Media team is poised to deliver a future brimming with innovation and unparalleled experiences."
Jules Vautour, VP of Hobby and Business Development for Flat River Group, expressed his excitement about the partnership: "I am thrilled to begin our partnership with Maestro Media. Their innovative approach and exceptional design team are developing remarkable licenses that we are proud to associate with. At FRG, we are confident that together we can amplify their market presence across diverse channels."
This strategic partnership melds the creative prowess of Maestro Media with the robust distribution network of Flat River Group. Board game enthusiasts can anticipate an enriched availability of Maestro's tabletop games, with Flat River Group leading efforts to make these immersive gaming experiences accessible to a broader audience.
Both teams are eagerly preparing for the much-anticipated releases of Sally Face: Strange Nightmares, Hello Kitty: Day at the Park, Streamer Standoff, and Smurfs’ Hidden Village. All titles will be showcased at GAMA Expo (March 3-7) in Reno before officially launching in the second half of this year.
About Maestro Media:
Founded in 2015 by industry veteran Javon Frazier, Maestro Media is a full-service strategic product and business development firm specializing in driving innovation and growth in the media and entertainment industry. Maestro Media works with creators and entrepreneurs to deliver experiences and products directly to consumers through advocacy and positive brand sentiment, with previous crowdfunding projects amassing more than $15MM in total funding. In 2021 alone, Maestro spearheaded the seventh most successful tabletop game in Kickstarter’s history, The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem, surpassing $6M in funding. For more information, visit www.maestromedia.com.
About Flat River Group:
Established in 2011, Flat River Group has 12 years of experience as a leading 1st party ecommerce partner. They take their vendors’ businesses to the next level by owning their inventory and accelerating rapid sales growth, all while maintaining vendors’ brand integrity and elevating reputation. Flat River Group buys inventory, warehouses it, sells it to 20+ major ecommerce retailers, manages product listings and inventory, and fulfills dropship and distribution center orders. They are truly a unique partner, with 1st Party Seller (1P) status and best-in-class dropship capability. They specialize in partnering with consumer goods manufacturers including Toys & Games, Sports & Outdoors, Pet, Home and Patio, Lawn & Garden. The company is based in Belding, Michigan, US and has three other locations in Michigan, Illinois and Missouri. Flat River Group has earned the honor of being listed as one of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in America four times, in 2016, 2017, 2021 and 2022. For more information, visit www.flatrivergroup.com.
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Flat River Games - Marketing Manager