Waterman Entertainment, Inc Acquires Film Roman

Animation Giants Come Together to Acquire, Develop and Produce Original Content and Intellectual Property

Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Waterman Entertainment, the animation and live-action production company founded by Stuart Little and Alvin & The Chipmunks executive producer Steve Waterman has acquired animation giant, Film Roman. Under the new structure, Film Roman’s Dana Booton has been promoted from General Manager to President of production where she will continue to oversee the day-to-day business of the company, in addition to her new responsibilities of managing co-productions and development.

Additionally, Phil Roman is returning as Chairman Emeritus, to the company that he founded in 1984, serving in advisory capacity and working closely with Booton, Waterman and the development team on the creative vision for the company and its subsequent projects.

“Film Roman is one of the defining names in animated content,” said Waterman. “Their track record is unparalleled and their team’s passion for executing top-shelf animation is evident in every frame they’ve created. Once it became clear how thoroughly our companies’ assets complemented each other, this deal was almost a foregone conclusion.”

Under the new structure, Film Roman gains the necessary support to expand their business model to acquire, develop and produce original ideas/concepts for television, feature film and digital media while absorbing Waterman’s development slate that includes such titles as Brave Little Toaster, Heathcliff and Mr. Ed.

In addition, Film Roman remains committed to their core business of operating as one of the animation industry’s top studios for hire where they work on marquee projects like The Simpsons and Marvels’ ULTIMATE Spider-Man.

“Now with Waterman, Film Roman enters a new phase where we have the additional resources required to fully support development of projects and new IP while continuing to work with our long time clients and productions,” said Booton. “Equally, we are delighted to welcome Phil is back as our chairman emeritus and have his legend return to the studio created. Phil hired and mentored many of our leading artists in the industry today.”

About Film Roman
Film Roman has a storied history of producing animated TV/movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide. Based in Burbank, CA, Film Roman reputation and innovation, combined with their state-of-the-art animation facility makes them one of the animation industry’s most celebrated studios where they continue to work on a variety of projects and genres for clients that include Fox Television, Gracie Films, Marvel Entertainment, DXD, Nick Jr. and The Hub.

About Waterman Entertainment
Waterman Entertainment, Inc (WE) is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing film, television, and digital media properties across a broad range of traditional and emerging platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and investments in varied media and entertainment-related companies and assets. WE mission is to diversify its properties, using well-known characters to tell engaging stories across a wide range of platforms, ultimately turning them into household names that resonate with audiences of all ages. While family entertainment accounts for a large portion of its slate, WE remains opportunistic with respect to a wide-range of creative pursuits, and welcomes branded properties outside of its traditional sphere that it feels will strike a chord with the public. WE films have garnered more than $1.9billion in worldwide box office revenue in addition to generating substantial revenues from television, merchandising and other related ancillary rights and markets.

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