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Greg Fischbach Wikipedia
Gregory E. "Greg" Fischbach is best known for founding video game publisher Acclaim Entertainment in 1987 and was its CEO until its bankruptcy in 2004.
Fischbach addressed the United States Senate regarding Internet privacy and ESRB ratings.
Fischbach is Founder and Managing Partner of HamptonFarms Ventures, formed in the Fall of 2004. HamptonFarms advises, invests and consults with companies in technology, media, games, and entertainment. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yoostar Entertainment and a member of its executive committee. He was Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and CEO of Acclaim Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company engaged in the video game business between 1987 and 2004. He served as President of RCA Records International between 1986 and 1987, and President of Activision International and a member of its Management Committee from 1983 to 1986. Greg is a member of the California Bar and holds a J.D. from The University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a BS from San Francisco State University. He served in the Peace Corps, was a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California.
He commenced private practice with the law firm Orenstein, Arrow, Silverman and Parcher, a firm primarily engaged in representing record companies, music publishers and recording artists. In the mid-1970s, he founded the firm of Fischbach and Fischbach around several key artists including Crosby, Stills and Nash, Thin Lizzy, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, JJ Cale, Boz Scaggs, and Gram Parsons amongst others; record labels (including Richard Branson's Virgin Records, Chrysalis Records and Mercury Records) and music publishers and, at the same time, managed The Steve Miller Band.
Fischbach was one of the co-Founders of the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) in the mid-1990s, and served as its Chairman for two years. The former is the videogame industry association which acts in part as a lobbying group; the later is the industry rating board, which is a non-profit, self-regulatory body that independently assigns content ratings, and enforces advertising guidelines for the videogame industry. Mr. Fischbach served on the boards of these organizations from 1994 to 2004.
Fischbach is married and lives in New York. In early 2008 he and his wife hosted a reception for president Obama. He is a pilot, enjoys sports, and is politically active.