Official Press Release
Princeton, NJ – October 18, 2004, - 360ep, the well-rounded entertainment property management company, today announced the appointment of Teresa Focarile as Director of Development. 360ep provides turnkey creative services for toy, game, and publishing companies that want to turn their concepts, characters and stories into viable entertainment and merchandising properties. Teresa will be responsible for recruiting freelance designers, design studios, artists and writers to work with 360ep's full-service creative group.
In the coming months, 360ep will begin to develop its properties through online and print publishing of comic book and Manga style stories, and Teresa will play a lead role in recruiting talent for those projects.
Teresa brings a broad range of experience to the job. She was previously a member of the literary department at The Gersh Agency in New York, one of the industry's top entertainment agencies, where she worked with and represented a number of up-and-coming writers, composers and lyricists. She has also worked in the literary offices of Helen Merrill Ltd. and The Public Theater/NYSF and for The Goodman Theatre's Arts in Education Department. She holds a MFA in Dramaturgy from Brooklyn College, CUNY, and a Bachelor of Science in Theater from the University of Evansville. As an independent contractor, Teresa also works with Marvel Enterprises helping to recruit comic book writers.
'Not only does Teresa have a sharp eye for recognizing new talent", says 360ep CEO, Bill Jemas, 'she has an uncanny ability to match the right talent with the right project."
'360ep and our clients are very fortunate to have her on our team," adds Russ Brown, 360ep President.
'I enjoyed working with Bill and Russ at Marvel and, of course I'm very happy to be working with them again," comments Teresa. 'But equally exciting is the unique concept they have built with 360ep. The company provides a proven invaluable service in an innovative and comprehensive way, and I look forward to being a part of it."
A full-service entertainment property management company, 360ep, llc represents and services clients seeking expert navigation of the complex entertainment-licensing marketplace. Founded by Bill Jemas and Russ Brown – senior members of the management team that guided Marvel Enterprises, Inc. from a struggling, near-bankrupt comic book publisher and toymaker into the biggest licensing and publishing turn around story of the decade. 360ep brings together the vast experience and expertise of successful entertainment and licensing executives with some of the top writers and artists from the comic book and consumer products industries. 360ep represents intellectual property holders seeking to "license-out" their properties to the best business partners in the consumer products and entertainment industries, as well as manufacturers looking to "license-in" the right characters and trademarks to maximize their retail businesses.