Humanoids Publishing hires managing editor for Los Angeles office

Official Press Release

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

"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 lookingforward to sharing the incredible Humanoids stories and art with fans. I amespecially excited about re-launching the Metal Hurlant anthology book. I'vealready seen some great ideas from some of comics' best creators worldwideand there are more coming in every day. I hope that the dual nature of myposition will help create a synergy between the publishing side of thecompany and the film and television side so that the Humanoids propertiescan be shared with an even broader audience."

Benjamin began his comics career at Malibu Comics, working as the assistantto the president of the company, Scott Rosenberg. He next worked at WarnerBros. before rejoining Scott Rosenberg at his newly formed company, PlatinumStudios. As Platinum's Vice President, Creative Affairs, Benjamin workedclosely with writers and artists to develop movie and television conceptsbased 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 includedJeremiah, which is currently in production for 20-episodes and is beingwritten 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, Benjaminproduced a series of "Graphic Stories", Internet adaptations of theHumanoids properties, before joining Humanoids in his current capacity.

Trade paperbacks, comics, and hardcover albums currently available fromHumanoids 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 inParis, Brussels, Saigon, Geneva and Los Angeles. The Humanoids Group is amulti-faceted conglomerate headed by chairman Fabrice Giger. Humanoidsfeatures subsidiaries that include an internationally renowned graphicnovel/comic book publishing house, a 3-D animation and visual effectsstudio, an animation software development company and an entity currentlydeveloping interactive, role-playing computer games.

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