Dean Devlin serves as Chairman and C.E.O. of Electric Entertainment, the company he founded in May 2001 to produce franchise-driven motion pictures and develop interactive, music and television projects.
Over the last 15 years, Dean Devlin has co-written and produced some of the most successful feature films of all time. Devlin co-wrote Universal Soldier , co-wrote and produced Stargate (the motion picture that marked the revival of MGM in 1994), co-wrote and produced Independence Day (second highest worldwide grossing picture of all time, at the time of release). During a 3-year deal at Sony Pictures, he co-wrote and produced Godzilla and produced The Patriot , which was nominated for three Academy Awards.
Devlin's first production under the "Electric" banner, Eight Legged Freaks , was released by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow in July 2002.
Dean Devlin is also recognized as a leader in the development of digital entertainment. Devlin was the guiding force behind the inception of an interactive division while a partner in Centropolis, to create an on-line gaming center and develop innovative entertaining/informational website and games to expand Centropolis' reach among the sci-fi community. Devlin created the first movie marketing website in connection with the theatrical release of Stargate in 1994 (with much of the successful opening weekend box-office attributed to the ground-breaking grass roots efforts with the site visitors); commissioned the development of a multi-player ID4 on-line game which was packaged with the film on DVD; developed the first webshow (in partnership with Intel) for the broadcast television series The Visitor (commissioned by Fox in 1997); and championed the release of the multi-player Godzilla on-line game, day-and-date with the release of the film (give-away via CD-ROM to 2,500 Taco Bell outlets, a first in the Interactive realm).
Dean Devlin developed mothership.com, a favorite destination for sci-fi entertainment and news on the Web, featuring genre-specific search engine capabilities, EON Magazine (weekly sci-fi webzine), an on-line Gaming Center, e-mail, message boards and community areas. USA Networks acquired the site in June 2000 and merged the content into scifi.com. Electric Entertainment continues to own a 50% interest in the Electric/Mythic on-line Gaming Center, which features ID4 Online, Spellbinder, Darkness Falls, Splatterball Plus and Dragon's Gate multiplayer games.