CrossGen signs with Endeavor entertainment agency

Fri, August 15th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

CrossGen Entertainment, one of the world's leading publishers of comics and

graphic novels, has been signed by Endeavor, widely considered one of the

leading agencies in the entertainment industry, for representation in the

world of film, television and video games.

The pact adds Endeavor to CrossGen's Hollywood "A-Team," which includes

Branded Entertainment's president Michael E. Uslan and VP F.J. DeSanto,

executive producer of the Batman film franchise, and entertainment counsel,

attorney Nancy Newhouse-Porter. Uslan and Porter will continue their work in

ushering CrossGen's properties into other mediums, with Endeavor providing a

powerhouse punch of talent and connections that will complete the task of

moving CrossGen more firmly into the mass consumer entertainment industry.

Endeavor co-founders Rick Rosen and Ariel Emanuel will be handling

CrossGen's client relationship, along with a team of Endeavor agents from

the worlds of film, television and video games.

"CrossGen has some of the most exciting intellectual property in the

business today," said the Endeavor partner in a joint statement. "With

titles like Sojourn and Way of the Rat, CrossGen has become a leader in the

comic book industry. We're thrilled to be working with them as they expand

into television, film and video games."

Mark Alessi, CEO of CrossGen Entertainment, was gratified by Endeavor's

enthusiasm for CrossGen's comics.

"As we move our stories and characters into other mediums, the focus for us

still has to remain the creation of great comics," Alessi said. "Endeavor's

people understand that, and their response to our material shows that every

day we work with them. Their people are comics fans and movie fans, and they

are committed to helping us bring our stories to life in ways that make

sense. They get it, and we're proud to be with them."

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