The Man of Trailers

#34 - Ahmet Atalay, 37 ? The Ant Farm
Ahmet Atalay is a producer and editor who is known for his trailers for movies and games such as Pirates of The Caribbean, Iron Man, Transformers, Halloween, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Black Ops, Rage, Socom 4, the Assassins Creed series, Wolverine, and Infamous. Atalay works for the leading entertainment advertising agency The Ant Farm. It is dedicated to creating unforgettable campaigns for every facet of the entertainment world, including movie and video game trailers and TV spots, print and interactive advertising, viral marketing, 2D and 3D motion graphics, music and sound design. The Ant Farm has created award-winning work for every major studio and video game publisher. Currently, Atalay has been the producer and editor of Mortal Nightmare and Circle. 
Atalay was born in Bursa in 1979. He graduated from the Department of Cinema and TV of İstanbul Bilgi University in 2001 and the next year he had a chance to intern at the Manhattan- based Miramax Studio. After working a couple of years for Miramax, he completed his master’s program in New York then moved to Los Angeles in 2005. He started to work as an editor for The Ant Farm. Since then, he has worked on numerous trailers of movie projects such as Transformers 1-2-3, Halloween 1-2, Iron man 1-2, Cloverfield, and Pirates of The Caribbean. Atalay is also known for his trailers for games as well, such as Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 1-2-3, Black Ops, Rage, Socom 4, Assassins Creed series, Wolverine, and Infamous.

The Transformers series and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a 2009 first-person shooter video game, were his first serious projects. After the trailer of the game was released, it sold 150,000 copies on internet. The video game made an estimated $550 million in its first five days. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has become one of only a few entertainment franchises to garner more than $1 billion in revenue.

Atalay has been recognized many times by the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, the entertainment industry’s best-known awards for advertising and communications, as well as the Game Marketing Associations, PromaxBDA, MI6, the association dedicated to the success of marketing, promotion and advertising professionals in the interactive entertainment community, and The Telly Awards, the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, and videos and films.

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