Digital Animation Company Comes to Orlando

Arrow Sky Media will be among first companies to locate in downtown’s Creative Village

March 14, 2017

Orlando, Fla.  Arrow Sky Media, LLC, a digital technology firm, is relocating its international headquarters from Nashville to Orlando as it grows its animation and game development operations. The company plans to create 114 new, high-wage jobs and make a $2,930,000 capital investment in the region over the next three years.
The digital tech company will become an anchor tenant in the new Creative Village in downtown Orlando, a 68-acre mixed-use destination with office and creative studios for high tech, digital media companies and programs. Creative Village will also be home to the new University of Central Florida downtown campus in partnership with Valencia College. Arrow Sky Media plans to take up 45,000 to 60,000 square feet in the first office building developed within Creative Village by 2021.
“The City of Orlando is home to some of the nation’s top creative professionals in film and digital media,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Arrow Sky Media is a great example of Orlando’s ability to attract companies in this sector because of our talented workforce, dynamic business environment and high quality of life.” 
With a focus on social impact, Arrow Sky Media uses a multimedia platform to develop television animation and gaming applications. The company’s work includes a new television series aimed at educating children on environmental sustainability called “Planet Blue.”
“The support for Arrow Sky Media and our animated production Planet Blue has been overwhelming in the City Beautiful. We look forward to relocating to downtown Orlando and expanding our growth over the next few years as we prepare to move into Creative Village,” said Arrow Sky Media Managing Director Victoria Lauren. “I would personally like to thank Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando Economic Partnership, Enterprise Florida, Ken Robinson and Craig Ustler. Their ongoing efforts have made all of this possible and we have felt very welcomed here in Orlando.”
“Arrow Sky Media is a perfect fit for Creative Village. They value the education pipeline delivered by UCF/Valencia Downtown and they are an animation and gaming studio that attracts and retains creative talent here in Orlando,” said Craig Ustler, Principal, Creative Village Development, LLC. “We are excited to help Arrow Sky Media grow and expand.”
The Orlando Economic Partnership worked with the company to provide connections to vital partners including the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida, the City of Orlando and the Community Redevelopment Agency.
“Arrow Sky Media’s move to Orlando is a great economic development win for our region,” said Crystal Sircy of the Orlando Economic Partnership. “This project secures a new global headquarters in our region and emphasizes the benefits companies are seeing in their decisions to move here based on our outstanding talent, educational system and thriving innovative technologies industry.”

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About Arrow Sky Media
Arrow Sky Media creates world-class animated children’s entertainment, including the CG animated Series Planet Blue for television and live stage production for audiences around the World. The company has Emmy award winning creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and state of the art filmmaking technology and techniques. All of Arrow Sky Media’s productions are produced in 3D or 8K holograph animation. The company focuses on positive engaging programming for children of all ages with education and environmental awareness at the core of every show.
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Central Florida Partnership and the Orlando Economic Development Commission merged effective January 31, 2017. The Orlando Economic Partnership is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership encompassing Central Florida's seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando. The organization’s top priorities include creating high-wage, high value jobs, expanding Central Florida’s global reach and competitiveness, supporting and enhancing educational/skills preparedness in the talent pipeline, strengthening advocacy for improved infrastructure and community resources, and creating an enviable quality of life that is broad-based and sustainable.