J. Michael Straczynski has been all around the comic book world, working on some of the biggest titles, for some of the biggest companies. The writer has also done a fair amount of work in television, feature films, and video games, and tonight the writer announced the launch of Studio JMS.

Studio JMS is designed to bring all of Straczynski’s projects under one roof.

Straczynski will run the studio with Patricia Tallman, who has done her share of acting in horror and sci-fi films, and appeared in Babylon 5 as an actress. For the past decade, she ran Talent To Go as creator and co-owner. They have a number of initiatives that include an ambitious feature that will mark his directorial debut.

Deadline has an extensive report on Straczynski’s activities including a web series for MTV.com, two television series, at least one movie, and a partnership with Image Comics to bring back Joe’s Comics.

“I’ve always dreamed of creating a mini-studio where I can put all of that work under one roof, telling stories that I want to tell and which can be spun up between various platforms: comics that can become TV shows, TV shows that can become movies, and movies that can become comics.”

This sounds like something that is right up Straczynski’s alley, and should allow him to work more on his own properties, which should give him more of a reason to continue with projects he controls.

via Deadline


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1 Comment

  1. I’m not surprised by this a few years ago JMS and a few other opened a small studio which to my knowledge never did anything publicly but it might have been giving him the background for this move.

    And this is on top of the fact his has slowly been building up money for almost decade now with things like selling his old Babylon 5 and Crusade scripts most of which has been stopped in order to give them a limited run. But no doubt were very profitable.

    I welcome the move and hope we get some good TV shows and movies out of it.

    There is a really good thread on this over on the JMSnew.com forums

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