IDW Entertainment, a division of leading comic book publisher IDW Publishing, has signed with WME, one of the world’s leading talent agencies, for representation. WME will represent all film and television projects for the company. The announcement was made by David Ozer, President, IDW Entertainment.
IDW Entertainment was launched in November 2013 to finance the development and production of television adaptations of IDW Publishing’s award-winning catalog.
“IDW Entertainment’s representation with WME aligns our upcoming projects with an unparalleled roster of talent while ensuring we continue to release the most creative and exciting entertainment possible,” said David Ozer, President, IDW Entertainment.
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Leading entertainment and media company WME represents elite artists from all facets of the industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theatre, publishing and physical production. WME also advises some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands to create entertainment-based marketing solutions and invests in companies across the digital media landscape. WME is headquartered in Beverly Hills with offices in New York, London, Nashville and Miami.
About IDW Entertainment
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to fund and develop television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog. The division is currently in development on a slate of properties including V Wars by New York Times best-seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); action packed comic series Pantheon with co-creator Michael Chiklis (The Shield); Douglas Adam’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency with writer/executive producer Max Landis; Life Undead, with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski (S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-O, Lost); and Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the darkly thrilling comic from writer/director J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell, Hellbenders).
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.