KG Entertainment targets youth market with transmedia projects; first production to be live-action adaptation of sci-fi novel series Monster Republic.
Los Angeles – Komixx Entertainment and the Gotham Group, the Los Angeles-based management and production company, have announced the creation of a new joint-venture, KG Entertainment (KGE). Based in LA, KGE will bring Komixx and Gotham together to develop and co-produce content for the thriving global family entertainment market focusing on the creation of strong, multi-platform, transmedia brands for kids to young adult audiences.
KGE’s first project will be a live-action production based on Monster Republic, Hot House Fiction’s highly-praised series of sci-fi novels,(Random House Children’s Publishers) described as a “Teenage Terminator meets X-Men.”
The respective strengths of Komixx and Gotham and their proven track-record in rights management, media production and enduring brand creation will create a powerhouse supplier of new content for a demanding audience.
KGE will acquire rights through both companies, helped greatly by Komixx Entertainment Ltd which has a partnership with Random House Children’s Publishers in the jointly owned book-to-screen business Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment (RHCSE). The new partnership will also seek to take advantage of the UK film tax credit and the British Government’s recently announced UK creative industries tax credits for high end TV production and animation.
“Gotham is a perfect fit for Komixx,” said Andrew Cole-Bulgin, Joint-President and Head of Film & TV, Komixx Entertainment. “With their impeccable track record for quality, access to talent and production capabilities across film and television, they represent exactly our entertainment values and qualities, and share the same goals. Their worldwide footprint will undoubtedly help Monster Republic and our other existing brands reach a global audience. It is a very exciting step for the future.”
Source: KG Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.