Film Roman Dumps Live-Action Biz
Film Roman has announced that it is stopping its live-action feature development division. Feature division president Mitchell Solomon and production VP David Jung have been let go and their responsibilities have been given to Film Roman president/CEO John Hyde and TV president Peter Schankowitz. This move marks Film Roman's desire to refocus on its core animation business. No word was given on how this decision will affect the live-action projects already in production including the adaptation of the TV series THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO for Disney. This move comes only two days after Film Roman settled its dispute with animation group Pentamedia over the Indian-based company's failed acquisition of 60% of Film Roman. Pentamedia agreed to pay Film Roman $350,000 in cash.