Designers Management Agency is a talent representation agency for luxury fashion designers and selective personalities in the sports and entertainment industry. In addition, DMA provides fashion-related business solutions for Fortune 500 companies globally.
DMA's clientele includes a variety of designers, individuals and companies worldwide. A sampling includes: Stella McCartney, Anne Klein, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Cal Ripken, Jr., Nick Lachey, QVC, and the Virgin Spa, Natirar.
The New York City-based agency is headed by Marc Beckman, president and co-founder.
DMA (Designers Management Agency) formalized the partnership between Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Netamin Communication Corporation, creating Cal Ripken’s Real Baseball, a free online video game and community for baseball enthusiasts around the world. Cal Ripken’s Real Baseball (www.PlayRealBaseball.com) is the new name of the community/video game which was previously known as Ultimate Baseball Online or UBO. The newly named game launched from Disney’s ESPN The Weekend on February 28th and received over 10,000 downloads within the first 72 hours of availability.
Cal Ripken’s Real Baseball enables gamers to compete in a Massively Multiplayer Online Sport Game (MMOSG), meaning each position on the field is manned by a human player in a 3-D virtual stadium. Players can create their own characters and build their skill level (player stats) through successful play on the field against other real human players. Unlike current video games that aim to simulate professional sports, Real Baseball (RB) delivers a first-person perspective of a character, created and developed by the player, interacting online in real-time with teammates and opponents playing from numerous locations.
“I am very pleased that Cal Ripken, Jr. and Netamin have come together to create a fun, innovative, and technologically patented Baseball Game for fans worldwide to enjoy,” said Marc Beckman, founder and CEO of DMA. “From a business POV, the match makes a lot of sense; Cal will provide the programmers with a certain level of authenticity that would not be achievable otherwise.”
A client of DMA, Ripken is baseball’s all-time “Iron Man” having played 16 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and playing in a record, 2,632 straight games. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Real Baseball was created by Andy Wang, founder and CEO of Netamin Communication Corporation, the first company in the world to develop the technology to build a Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Game (MMSOG). Netamin is headquartered in Diamond Bar, California with additional operations in Korea Other deals DMA has structured for Ripken include a developmental deal incorporating a documentary being produced by Renegade Studios about Ripken’s Sports Envoy trip to China in October of 2007: a Fathead in which Ripken became the first retired athlete to be produced: specialty gift cards to be launched nationwide in 2008. DMA is also close to finalizing a deal for Ripken and Major League Baseball.
Real Baseball has been in existence for three years in a beta mode under the name Ultimate Baseball Online, and currently boasts approximately 7,000 players worldwide. Over the past three years Ultimate Baseball Online have seen strong participation in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, England, Italy, South Africa, Brazil and Australia.
ABOUT DMA (www.DesignersManagement.com) DMA provides talent representation and intellectual property business solutions through services such as co-branding, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, creative director placement and sponsorships. Clients include Cal Ripken, Jr., Nick Lachey, Mandy Moore’s Mblem, Varsity Spirit, IAC, Oscar de la Renta, Virgin Spa, Stella McCartney, Jones Apparel Group (Anne Klein, Nine West, Easy Spirit), Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Weinstein Company’s Project Runway.