Los Angeles, Calif. – (October 7, 2008) – Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, announced today that it is creating an Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is being formed to help further the company’s pursuits of home video and theatrical distribution, marketing, and developing content for new media.
Inaugural members of the Advisory Board include Mark Canton, former Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and currently Chairman Atmosphere Entertainment; Richard Fowkes, Head of Business Affairs for Legendary Pictures and former EVP in charge of business affairs for the motion picture group at Paramount Pictures, Andrea Hein, former President of Viacom Consumer Products and current EVP of First Wives World; Michael Helfant, former President and COO of Marvel Studios; Gale Anne Hurd, Chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures; John W. Hyde, former President and CEO of Film Roman, former Vice Chairman of Starz Media and currently Chairman of Rehab Incorporated; Jerry Katzman, former Vice Chairman of William Morris Agency; Steve Milo, former President of New Media for Marvel Comics; Gareb Shamus, Founder of Wizard Entertainment; Charlie Weber, former CEO of Lucasfilm; Glenn Rigberg, President of Rigberg Entertainment Group; and Ed Dille, Chairman of Fog Studios.
“The vast experience and success with various forms of entertainment that each advisory board member brings with them will allow Platinum to access additional contacts in the film, television, online, retail and video game industries and in development of the 5600 comic characters and storylines in the Platinum Studios portfolio,” said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, chairman of Platinum Studios. “I am excited by each and every member’s willingness to join the Advisory Board and support Platinum in a more formal role.”
The Advisory Board reflects Platinum’s ongoing commitment to becoming an industry leader in developing comic-based content for use in all forms of media. Collectively, the Advisory Board members bring with them decades of varying experience and perspective in the entertainment industry and will each play an important role in the company’s continued growth and development.
The Corporate Advisory Board:
Former President of Worldwide Theatrical Production for Warner Bros., overseeing “Batman,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Spiderwick Chronicles.” Chairman of Sony, Producer of 2007’s “300”
Chairman of Fog Studios
Business Affairs Executive for Legendary Pictures, Former EVP of Paramount Pictures from 1978-2007
Licensing and Merchandising consultant, former President of Viacom Consumer Products from 1994-2005
Former President and COO of Marvel Studios, overseeing “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk;” Former COO of Beacon
Gale Anne Hurd
Chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, producer of “The Incredible Hulk,” “Aeon flux,” “The Punisher,” the “Terminator” trilogy
John W. Hyde
Former President & CEO of Film Roman, former Vice Chairman of Starz Media
Former Vice Chairman of William Morris Agency
Former President of New Media for Marvel Comics
President of Rigberg Entertainment Group, a talent management firm
Founder of Wizard Entertainment Group, publisher of “Wizard” Magazine
Former CEO of Lucasfilm
About Platinum Studios, Inc.
Platinum Studios (OTCBB: PDOS) is an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters from all over the world, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising. Platinum Studios’ library contains more than 5,600 characters spanning a full range of genres and styles, and also includes properties such www.DrunkDuck.com, the industry’s preeminent webcomics community and Wowio, the world’s leading distributor of free, copyrighted e-books, at www.wowio.com. Working with leading companies in the entertainment and new media sectors, Platinum believes it is well positioned to emerge as one of the front-runners in the creation of new content across all media platforms. To learn more about the company and to sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website at www.platinumstudios.com.