Official Press Release
CrossGen Entertainment, one of the world's leading publishers of comics andgraphic novels, has been signed by Endeavor, widely considered one of theleading agencies in the entertainment industry, for representation in theworld of film, television and video games.
The pact adds Endeavor to CrossGen's Hollywood "A-Team," which includesBranded 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 inushering CrossGen's properties into other mediums, with Endeavor providing apowerhouse punch of talent and connections that will complete the task ofmoving CrossGen more firmly into the mass consumer entertainment industry.
Endeavor co-founders Rick Rosen and Ariel Emanuel will be handlingCrossGen's client relationship, along with a team of Endeavor agents fromthe worlds of film, television and video games.
"CrossGen has some of the most exciting intellectual property in thebusiness today," said the Endeavor partner in a joint statement. "Withtitles like Sojourn and Way of the Rat, CrossGen has become a leader in thecomic book industry. We're thrilled to be working with them as they expandinto television, film and video games."
Mark Alessi, CEO of CrossGen Entertainment, was gratified by Endeavor'senthusiasm for CrossGen's comics.
"As we move our stories and characters into other mediums, the focus for usstill has to remain the creation of great comics," Alessi said. "Endeavor'speople understand that, and their response to our material shows that everyday we work with them. Their people are comics fans and movie fans, and theyare committed to helping us bring our stories to life in ways that makesense. They get it, and we're proud to be with them."