IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (formerly known as CTM Media Holdings, Inc.), announced today completion of a ten-for-one stock split. The split was effective on August 4, 2015. Each share of Class B Common Stock (including shares issued in the recent conversion of Class A Common Stock) and Class C Common Stock, now represents ten shares of the same class. The change has been effected in the records of the Company’s transfer agent.
As part of an integrated effort, including the change of the Company’s name, we expect that the post-split Class B Common Stock will begin trading under the ticker symbol (OTC PINK: IDWM) starting on August 10, 2015.
“We’ve now concluded the first steps of increasing IDW Media Holdings’ exposure to the public markets that we announced in April,” said Ted Adams, IDW Media Holdings’ CEO.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. is the integrated media company consisting of IDW Publishing, the award-winning, San Diego-based comic-book and graphic novel publisher; CTM Media Group, a distributor of print and digital advertising; IDW Entertainment, the television-development arm of IDW Publishing; San Diego Comic Art Gallery, a new comic art gallery space launched in summer 2015; Ettractions, a travel-based web portal; Top Shelf Productions, a publisher of independent and creator-driven graphic novels; IDW Games, producer of tabletop board games and card games; and IDW Limited, the high-end print collectibles division of IDW Publishing.
Since making the name change to IDW Media Holdings in April, the stock has increased in value around 100% (as of the end of trading on 8/5).
IDW Publishing was recently recognized with three Eisner Awards; prizes given for the top creative achievements within the comic book industry and announced that it will be doing comics based on Back to the Future and fan favorites Micronauts and Rom. IDW Entertainment announced that the SyFy Channel has acquired the U.S. rights to Wynonna Earp with an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes and USA Network has ordered a pilot for Brooklyn Animal Control. IDW Games announced its hit card game, Machi Koro has topped 100,000 copies and a deluxe edition is scheduled for the holiday season.
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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; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs. Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to distribute productions globally and to develop film and television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog. Three projects are set up: “Wynonna Earp,” a property distributed globally by IDW Entertainment and licensed to Syfy in the U.S.; “Brooklyn Animal Control”, a property created by JT Petty and produced by David Goyer, has a pilot order at USA; and Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis at BBC America. IDW Entertainment’s development slate of properties includes the chilling vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best-Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (“Dexter,” “Smallville”); political conspiracy series, Cobb, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (“Chicago Fire,” “Covert Affairs”); supernatural action series, Pantheon, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”); Wormwood by Ben Templesmith with writer David M Stern (“The Simpsons, Ugly Americans); among others.
IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development. 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; and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
About CTM Media Group
CTM Media Group is one of North America’s largest distributors of tourism information. Distributing over 100 million brochures last year, CTM’s comprehensive network includes over 13,000 brochure information displays, and over 330 award-winning touch screen kiosks.
CTM’s distribution network proactively reaches visitors when they are actively looking for fun things to do. Set in major visitor markets, CTM’s in-market distribution networks include hotels, attractions, interstate routes, convention centers, transportation centers, local residents and sport shops.
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