Marvel adds New Talent Recruiter to editorial pool

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Stepping up their continuing commitment to expanding comics' creative talentpool, Marvel Comics has hired Teresa Focarile as their newest AssociateEditor. Focarile's chief responsibility will be recruiting new writers fromthe film, television, and theater communities to work on Marvel propertiesalongside new and established comics professionals.

Focarile comes to Marvel following years in the literary department at TheGersh Agency in New York, one of the industry's top entertainment agencies,where she worked with and represented up-and-coming writers, composers andlyricists. Focarile has also worked in the literary offices of Helen MerrillLtd. and The Public Theater/NYSF and for The Goodman Theatre's 'Arts inEducation' department.

According to the new editor, the early response to her recruiting effortshas been tremendous.

"Almost every person I talk to, whether an agent, manager or writer, thinksthis new focus is a great idea and is really excited about the opportunity,"said Focarile. "It's incredible how many of them are longtime Marvel Comicsfans. I've already gotten a flood of submissions."

"We're very pleased that Teresa has joined our growing editorial ranks,"said Marvel President & COO Bill Jemas. "She brings with her a wealth ofexperience working with talented writers from diverse artistic fields. Herhiring is a very important part in an overall aggressive Marvel initiativeto bring new creative voices into the comic book community."

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