Digital programmer Machinima has closed a $24 million round of financing led by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, Coffin Capital and Allen DeBevoise—all already Machinima investors—also participated.
This is the second such investment for Machinima in the last year, with Warner Bros. having led an $18 million funding round in March, 2014, that was preceded by the layoff of 42 employees, roughly one third of Machinima’s work force. Later that month, former Fox Networks Group CEO Anthony Vinciquerra joined Machinima’s board of directors former Ovation television network COO Chad Gutstein was named the company’s new CEO.
Machinima is partnering with Warner Bros. on multiple upcoming digital-video projects, including a second season of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy..