Platinum Studios, Inc., 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 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 Ent. and currently Chairman Atmosphere Ent.; 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 Ent.; Charlie Weber, former CEO of Lucasfilm; Glenn Rigberg, President of Rigberg Ent. Group; and Ed Dille, Chairman of Fog Studios.
Platinum Studios' library contains more than 5,600 characters spanning a full range of genres and styles, and also includes properties such http://www.drunkduck.com/, the industry's preeminent webcomics community and Wowio, the world's leading distributor of free, copyrighted e-books, at http://www.wowio.com/.