Former Activision exec Jacob Silver has been named head of production and business affairs at management and production shingle The Cartel, where he’ll oversee production and legal for all motion pictures produced by the company and its subsidiary Pulser Prods.Silver joins the Cartel after producing multiple independent films and serving as head of production for Activision, one of the world’s largest videogame companies. He previously served as senior producer at TBWA Chiat Day, and executive producer for PepsiCo and the Cimarron Group. The founder and prexy of The Media Cartel, Silver has a wide spectrum of experience in production and entertainment, producing content across a variety of mediums including feature films, commercials, branded entertainment, video games and trailers. “We all are very excited about the addition of Jacob to the Cartel,” said founding partner Stan Spry. “We conducted a very extensive search and to land Jacob is a huge coup for the Cartel, he has amazing experience in both production and legal affairs.” The Cartel is a feature film and television production and management company that has been involved in the Discovery series “A Place in the Sun” and several recent indie movies including “Guns, Girls & Gambling,” “A Love/Like Ours” and “The Terror Experiment,” to name a few. The Cartel recently signed a multi-picture deal with production and finance company Odyssey Media and producers Kirk Shaw and Devi Singh. Silver’s first film for the Cartel will be “Sink Hole,” which is set to begin production in December.