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Humanoids Publishing hires managing editor for Los Angeles office

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Official Press Release

Los Angeles ­ Humanoids Publishing has increased its
staff in its Los Angeles office by hiring Managing Editor, Paul Benjamin.
Benjamin will be editing the U.S. publishing line for Humanoids and also
working with to develop the Humanoids library for all media. Benjamin will
also work to produce movie and television projects based on Humanoids
properties.

“I’m really excited to be working at Humanoids,” Benjamin said. “Right now,
there are more quality comics available than ever before, and I am looking
forward to sharing the incredible Humanoids stories and art with fans. I am
especially excited about re-launching the Metal Hurlant anthology book. I’ve
already seen some great ideas from some of comics’ best creators worldwide
and there are more coming in every day. I hope that the dual nature of my
position will help create a synergy between the publishing side of the
company and the film and television side so that the Humanoids properties
can be shared with an even broader audience.”

Benjamin began his comics career at Malibu Comics, working as the assistant
to the president of the company, Scott Rosenberg. He next worked at Warner
Bros. before rejoining Scott Rosenberg at his newly formed company, Platinum
Studios. As Platinum’s Vice President, Creative Affairs, Benjamin worked
closely with writers and artists to develop movie and television concepts
based on Platinum’s library of European, American and original properties.
This led to deals on a number of comic book projects at DreamWorks,
Universal, Dimension, New Line, Miramax, and Showtime/MGM. This included
Jeremiah, which is currently in production for 20-episodes and is being
written and executive produced by J. Michael Straczynski.

Benjamin’s relationship with Humanoids began when he became Vice President,
Content Development for an Internet company called AirTightPlanet.
AirTightPlanet was a co-venture joining Hollywood directors Ridley Scott,
Tony Scott and Renny Harlin with the Humanoids Group. There, Benjamin
produced a series of “Graphic Stories”, Internet adaptations of the
Humanoids properties, before joining Humanoids in his current capacity.

Trade paperbacks, comics, and hardcover albums currently available from
Humanoids Publishing include: The Metabarons, From Cloud 99, The Incal,
Negative Exposure, Son Of The Gun, TechnoPriests, The White Lama and others.

Humanoids Publishing is a division of The Humanoids Group, with offices in
Paris, Brussels, Saigon, Geneva and Los Angeles. The Humanoids Group is a
multi-faceted conglomerate headed by chairman Fabrice Giger. Humanoids
features subsidiaries that include an internationally renowned graphic
novel/comic book publishing house, a 3-D animation and visual effects
studio, an animation software development company and an entity currently
developing interactive, role-playing computer games.

Humanoids Publishing hires managing editor for Los Angeles office
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