UTA has signed IDW Leisure, the studio division of comedian firm IDW Publishing, for illustration in all areas.
The company will assist IDW Leisure in growing the corporate’s manufacturing, distribution and media rights infrastructure, and also will “be a connector between IDW and collaborators throughout UTA’s community and past.”
IDW Leisure develops and produces collection, options and interactive experiences primarily based on the publishers library of characters and content material. The corporate has three collection streaming at Netflix: Locke & Key, October Faction and V-Wars, every primarily based on comedian e-book franchises launched by IDW. It additionally produced Syfy’s Wynonna Earp, BBC America’s Dirk Gently.
The corporate says it has a sturdy slate of scripted tasks in improvement as nicely.
“We’re thrilled to be working with IDW Leisure to assist convey their super catalog of content material to life on display,” mentioned UTA’s Jason Burns, associate & co-head of movement image literary, in a press release. “They’ve been a power in leisure for over a decade, with over 20 years as a pacesetter in comedian e-book publishing, and we sit up for serving to IDW Leisure attain a good greater potential by this new partnership.”
“IDW is delighted to work with UTA to convey unimaginable comics throughout genres to life in new mediums.” added IDW Leisure’s senior VP of movie & TV, Daniel Stellan Kendrick, “By means of this partnership, we are going to leverage IDW’s strong library of comedian books throughout each rising and current platforms. We sit up for constructing nice tales collectively.”
Comedian books have lengthy served as a ripe supply of fabric for movie and TV tasks, and IDW has a sturdy library of IP. Whereas the comedian e-book writer produces some comics below license (like titles from Star Trek and Sonic the Hedgehog), it additionally has authentic titles like Kill Extra and The Starvation and the Nightfall, amongst others.