New York's Abandon Entertainment is making inroads in the Japanese market with the help of agency Creek & River
. Abandon has teamed with Creek & River to gain direct access to unique and untapped Japanese properties across television, comic books, anime and games. The company, which includes Abandon Television, Abandon Internet Group and Collision Entertainment, hopes to access properties that have the potential to be exploited internationally across multiple distribution platforms. "Were very excited to be in partnership with Creek & River and have access to their far-reaching contacts in a territory renowned for its landmark entertainment properties," said Marcus Ticotin, president and CEO of Abandon. "Our structure allows us to fully exploit potential franchises and characters across a wide range of platforms and media, including our television and film divisions. Were on a mission to find the next big franchise and look forward to working with Creek & River to bring it to life." Abandon's recent properties include the online game DARK AGE OF CAMELOT, co-published with Mythic Entertainment, and currently in series development with Miramax Television. In addition, Collision Entertainment (co-owned by Abandon, Miramaxs Dimension Films and producer Scott Faye), owns the international film and television rights to several hot gaming franchises, including MAX PAYNE and ALICE.