Not Panicking Ltd
4 Imperial Place
Company no. 7719730
Robbie is Chairman of Not Panicking LtdRobbie has recently become Chairman of h2g2.com again, very much a case of things coming full circle as Robbie was Chairman and Chief Executive of h2g2, formerly The Digital Village, the Company he co-founded with the late Douglas Adams in 1995.
The Company created the Computer Game Starship Titanic and launched h2g2.com, the real “earth edition” of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy back in 1999. H2g2.com was sold to the BBC in 2001, where it had its home until August 31st 2011.
The Digital Village an early pioneer of user-generated content was also involved in television, mobile Internet, and e-commerce deals.Robbie was an Executive Producer on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy feature film released globally in 2005 by Walt Disney Pictures, which went on to gross over 100 million dollars worldwide at the box office. He also advised Disney on the overall marketing and positioning of HHGG, as well as working closely with the Internet, games, mobile, licensing, publishing and DVD teams.
Robbie has joined forces with his brother Jonathan (a multi award winning film maker) to create Stamp Brothers Productions. In Los Angeles Stamp Brothers are managed by Jimmy Miller founder of Mosaic Media. Legal and Business Affairs are managed by Michael Gendler. They are in development with " Anabasis" at Sony. They are also writing their own script, an original idea for a new archaeological adventure franchise.
Robbie is also Executive Chairman of BIOSS International, which is a global organizational consultancy. Bioss works with its clients to help then answer one deceptively simple question. Who makes what decisions, at what level of complexity for your organization? Bioss believe that the best decisions are made by individuals and organizations themselves rather than by consultancies.
Robbie was also Chairman and a Founder Director of Handheld History a mobile audio guide Company, presented by Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley, whose historical tours will shortly be available on iTunes for download onto iPods and other MP3 players.
Earlier in his career, Robbie worked as a television producer on a series of documentary films on the environment, for Central Television's flagship documentary series Viewpoint that won over thirty major international awards, including in 1988, the prestigious Prix Italia for “Can Polar Bears Tread Water?” about Global Warming.
Robbie has co-authored three books, “The Day War Broke Out”, “Trojan Horses” and “Top Guns and Toxic Whales”.
On leaving Cambridge University in 1982 with a BA (Hons.) in History, Robbie worked at the National Theatre and travelled to India to work with Habib Tanvir and the Naya Theatre Company.
He is married to Sue and they have two children, Sam and Olivia.
- I am genuinely, personally and professionally, thrilled to be involved with h2g2.com once more