Official Press Release
March 31, 2006 – 360ep, a full-service entertainment property management company, and John Taddeo, creator of Zoom Suit, the award-winning animated short and comic book, jointly announced today that 360ep would represent Zoom Suit for licensing and publishing opportunities.
In Zoom Suit a series of extraterrestrial and government mix-ups result in a 13-year-old boy mistaking an alien battlesuit for a Halloween costume. Superhero action/adventure and hilarity ensue as Myles Mason struggles to control the Zoom Suit while juggling the pursuit of truth, justice, his friend Brittany, school and the American way.
"We are very excited to be working with John to bring Zoom Suit to the marketplace," said Bill Jemas, 360ep CEO, and former President of Publishing for Marvel Comics. "Zoom Suit combines all of the elements of a successful property: great story, fun art, and an ever-growing, loyal fan base. That's what every licensee is looking for in a new property, and what every comic book fan wants."
"Bill's knowledge of both the direct market and mass market make 360ep the perfect partner," said creator John Taddeo. "As a longtime comic fan I have a vested interest in the success of the direct market and this partnership will ensure that we address comic shops needs while we pursue mass market opportunities."
Since its premiere at the Palm Beach Film Festival, Zoom Suit has appeared in over 60 major film festivals and won many awards including Best in Show, Grand Festival Award and numerous awards for best animation. The eagerly anticipated sequel will premiere at the 2006 Palm Beach International Film Festival. The Zoom Suit comic book hits comic shops on April 26, 2006.
A full-service entertainment property management company, 360ep, inc. represents and services clients seeking expert navigation of the complex entertainment-licensing marketplace. 360ep was founded by Bill Jemas and Russ Brown, former senior members of the management team that guided Marvel Enterprises, Inc. from a struggling, near-bankrupt comic book publisher and toy maker 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 also 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.
About Zoom Suit:
Zoom Suit has appeared in over 60 film festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won "Best Animation" from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards including "Best in Show," "Grand Festival Award," and multiple "Best Animation" awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site at www.superverse.com.