Veteran TV and film producer Scott Steindorff announced a partnership and new comic series with Lion Forge Comics here at Comic Con International today. The new series – a first for the LAS VEGAS producer – is an ongoing supernatural adventure story called SYMPATHY FOR THE SOUL. Steindorff will sign free copies of the first issue for fans tomorrow at 1:00 at Booth #2300.
Illustrated by Pow Rodrix and Sai Studios, the series charts the rise of Michael Hanley, a Las Vegas showman with real psychic and telepathic abilities. When he is possessed on stage by a mysterious force, his whole life is thrown into disarray. Michael, a former black ops military vet, must assemble his old team of commandos to hunt down the ominous villain and set things right.
“When Scott first approached us with this idea I jumped at the chance to publish it,” said Lion Forge CEO Dave Steward II. “It has everything we look for in a Lion Forge series – action, mystery, flawed heroes with amazing abilities, and a fresh, unexpected mix of genres. Scott takes us to some surprising places in this initial storyline and as a fan, I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
SYMPATHY FOR THE SOUL will launch as an eight-issue digital series in late 2015, with a print volume and follow-up series planned for 2016. Steindorff said he’s looking forward to creating a comic series with the same suspense and compelling episodic drama of his major television hits, including the syndicated NBC television series LAS VEGAS and the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning HBO mini-series EMPIRE FALLS.
“I’ve been a comic fan since I was a kid and am excited to get to tell stories with the support of such great artists,” Steindorff said. “Lion Forge has been a dream to work with. I can’t wait to create more worlds with them.”
ABOUT LION FORGE
Lion Forge is a St. Louis-based transmedia studio with a focus on digital publishing. With both original and licensed titles, Lion Forge brings together the brightest talent to acquire and develop content and character franchises within the comic book, television, film, and interactive gaming industries. Lion Forge applies cinematic elements to each property to create compelling, story-driven experiences from start to finish, bringing unique entertainment experiences to both traditional and digital marketplaces. For more information, please visit lionforge.com or the Lion Forge Facebook and Twitter pages.
ABOUT STONE VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS, INC
Producer Scott Steindorff is President and Founder of Stone Village Productions, Inc.,an independent television and film production and finance company. Steindorff is known in the industry for delivering commercially successful and award-winning television, and acquiring and adapting well known literary properties to film. He executive-produced the syndicated NBC TV series LAS VEGAS and the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning HBO mini-series EMPIRE FALLS. Steindorff’s film credits as producer include JANE GOT A GUN, LINCOLN LAWYER, LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, PENELOPE, TURISTAS, and THE HUMAN STAIN. He executive-produced CHEF and GIMME SHELTER. Steindorff started his entertainment career writing the stage play for the very successful “EFX” show at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Steindorff began his career as a prominent real estate developer, building large shopping centers in the Southwest and Midwest. He also built large land developments and retail communities throughout the US, while being involved in his family’s real estate endeavors. Scott was solely responsible for developing an over two million square foot retail project as a highlight in his success as a real estate developer. Steindorff is a former professional skier and member of the US ski team, having competed as a freestyle and acrobatic skier.
Dylan Russell has served as an executive at Stone Village Productions since 2001, most recently as the co-president of production. Russell currently oversees most of the business affairs for the company and is actively involved in creative affairs, as well. Russell’s executive producer credits include the films JANE GOT A GUN, CHEF, STAN HELSING, LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, and PENELOPE. His co-producer credits include GIMME SHELTER and TURISTAS. Prior to his time at Stone Village Productions, Russell worked at ICM Los Angeles, DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Studios.