Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Transmedia production company Creative Impulse Entertainment (CIE) and screenwriting development hub Voyage Media have partnered to launch a screenplay-to-comic-book adaptation business. CIE and Voyage will jointly work with emerging screenwriters and authors to produce various forms of comic book content to pre-visualize and build brand awareness for their stories prior to pitching to Hollywood production companies, studios, and networks.
As an initial release, today the partners are introducing a new format to the comic book industry – the Graphic Screenplay. CIE’s “JFH: Justice For Hire”, the most downloaded mixed martial arts series on several digital comic book platforms, is the inaugural project to receive the Graphic Screenplay treatment – a first-of-it’s-kind format that gradually bleeds a graphic novel into a traditional screenplay. Executives from CIE and Voyage comment:
“Partnering with Voyage allows us to share best practices we’ve developed for merging the mediums of comics and film while planting seeds for more creator-driven content across media.” CIE CEO Jan Lucanus continues, “The ‘JFH’ Graphic Screenplay sets the stage for a new way for writers to articulate their complete vision, plus it’s a treat for ‘JFH’ fans. The release amounts to 12 full-sized comic book issues packed into one book, concluding a story-arc that fans have awaited for 8 years.”
“We’re very excited about aligning forces with Creative Impulse,” says Voyage CEO Nat Mundel, “Not only is this a way for emerging creators to visually showcase their stories to the entertainment industry, but it also creates a much needed, first-step revenue stream for their I.P.”
Initiator of the deal between CIE & Voyage and founder of Nine Dot Entertainment, Patrick Brennan, adds, “The comic medium has always been a great format to visualize a feature film or TV concept while simultaneously getting a product on the market. With this partnership, we are going to bring exciting new brands to audiences and empower talented writers to take ownership of their own careers while we are at it.”
Creators can participate in the script-to-comic program on http://voyagemedia.com/get-connected/. “JFH: Justice For Hire – The Graphic Screenplay” is available today on all digital comic book stores, Google Play Books, Amazon Kindle, and Scribd.
About Creative Impulse ® Entertainment:
CIE is a home base for artists that fuse the mediums of comics, films, music, games, and more. An award-winning production company, CIE develops intellectual properties and produces original transmedia content designed for the growing global marketplace. The core of the CIE initiative is the creation of content that intrigues, entertains, and inspires social change. CIE’s flagship original comic book series is the “ultra-realistic” action/adventure title JFH: JUSTICE FOR HIRE ®, one of the most downloaded mixed martial arts genre comics on the market with an award-winning live action film & web series counterpart.
About Voyage Media:
Established in 2002, Voyage facilitates the development, financing and distribution of film, television and web series projects from emerging creators, screenwriters, and authors. The company’s marketplace provides creators with mentorship from high-level producers and on-demand access to a variety of education courses, enabling projects and talent to become more marketable. In 2015, the company launched its “Originals” program, which executive produces quality talent and projects that bubble up on its platform. In addition to dozens of projects in various stages of production and development, early breakout successes include VALLEY UPRISING, a highly profitable and theatrically released documentary, and FLIPPING MIAMI, a reality series, which aired on A&E.
About Nine Dot Entertainment:
Nine Dot Entertainment is a film, TV, and new media production company founded by Patrick Brennan. Previously, Patrick was an executive at Team Todd, the company behind Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, the AUSTIN POWERS franchise, and the award-winning film, MEMENTO. Patrick has also served as a consultant, most recently working with Netflix to help define their content curation and merchandising strategy. Nine Dot Entertainment strives to think outside the box; using nontraditional means to achieve ambitious goals.
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