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."