Big Blast Entertainment, the media rights holding and production company for Oni Press, and Circle of Confusion, the premiere management and production company, today announced a multi-year, major strategic alliance to manage, co-produce and develop comic book properties to film, TV, video games and vice versa.
"After meeting the team at Circle during last years Comic-Con International and seeing what a great handle they have on taking comic properties out to film, TV and video games, their passion and respect for the medium - it was a no brainer," said Joe Nozemack, publisher of Oni Press and partner with Bob Chapman of Graphitti Designs and Chip Mosher in Big Blast Entertainment.
"Circle of Confusion, Oni Press and Big Blast Entertainment all have the same brand identity – the anti-brand. We're all purveyors of unique voices and ideas. So this agreement is just a natural extension for all companies," said David Engel, partner at Circle of Confusion with Dave Alpert, Jason Lust and founder Lawrence Mattis.
Under the terms, Circle of Confusion will represent Big Blast Entertainment in a management capacity, as well as a producing partner on some selected ventures. There will also be a Circle of Confusion branded comic book line published through Oni Press in 2003.
Most recently Big Blast Entertainment successfully negotiated "The Coffin" comic book to be produced by James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. Circle of Confusion manages such diverse talent as the Wachowski Bros., the "Reign for Fire" writers Gregg Chabot & Kevin Peterka, and comic book creator Brian Michael Bendis.