IDW Publishing, a leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, has launched a new division, IDW Entertainment. It will fund and develop new television properties based on IDW Publishing’s extensive catalog.
Entertainment industry veteran David Ozer has been named president of the new division. The announcement was made Thursday by Ted Adams, CEO & publisher, IDW Publishing.[ Also Read: Stan Lee’s Indian Superhero Chakra on Cartoon Network ]
The initial focus will be on the development of a slate of properties from the company’s catalog including: Life Undead, to be co-executive produced by Chris Pollack, with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski (S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-O, Lost) who wrote the comic book, attached to the project;
Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the darkly thrilling comic which was released in March 2013 from writer/director J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell, Hellbenders) and artist Stephen Thompson (Star Trek: New Frontier);[ Also Read: RMN Company Unveils Top Entertainment Stars ]
And V Wars, edited by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, for which IDW Entertainment is already in discussions with a soon- to-be-named network. IDW Entertainment is represented in all areas by CAA.
IDW is a publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California.
In the picture above: David Ozer and Ted Adams