Everyone seems to be hiring somebody to develop their comics right this moment! Add on-line webcomics portal Tapas to the combination with the announcement that Kevin Nicklaus will take the place of Head of Artistic Improvement, the place he’ll (say it with me) develop Tapas’ IP into movies, TV and extra. Nicklaus involves Tapas from The Wolper Group, a manufacturing firm primarily based at Warner Bros., the place he was Senior Vice President of Improvement.
Tapas, as we hold telling you, has a big on-line viewers for its serialized comics, that are optimized for studying on mobiles telephones. In keeping with PR they’ve over 8 billion views up to now from greater than 8.6M registered customers, over 63,000 creators, 96,000 collection, and greater than 1.6M episodes. It’s a number of IP to develop! And now to the PR:
“I couldn’t be prouder to hitch Tapas Media.” says Nicklaus. “This is a chance to embrace a brand new era of storytellers, who’ve created distinctive, various narratives, empowered by the Tapas app. I’m wanting to adapt Tapas IP into revolutionary movie and tv tasks with high artistic companions. I’ve at all times beloved comics for daring storytelling, and that sense of journey permeates Tapas’ titles. As I’m creating Tapas titles for manufacturing, I additionally hope to assist lure my author pals to deliver their unproduced tales to Tapas as novels and comics. I’m thrilled to be a part of such a forward-thinking, growth-oriented firm.”
“We’re so glad to have Kevin deliver his deep business expertise, robust relationships, and artistic power to our content material,” mentioned Michele Wells, CCO of Tapas Media. “Not solely does he perceive what it takes to construct a profitable slate on the movie and TV facet, however Kevin’s real ardour for our storytelling alongside along with his strategic strategy to exterior partnerships make him the right match as our record grows and expands.”
The NYU alumnus brings a wealth of expertise to Tapas having developed a number of live-action packages together with Bates Motel, Penn & Teller: Bullshit, in addition to event-limited collection such because the current, reimagined, Emmy-nominated Roots (Historical past, A&E, Lifetime) – which featured Rege-Jean Web page, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, and Anika Noni Rose, produced with Will Packer and LeVar Burton; Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot (TNT), The Mists of Avalon (TNT), Helter Skelter (CBS), Sybil (CBS), A Will Of Their Personal (NBC), The Unhealthy Seed (Lifetime), and extra. Previous to Wolper, Nicklaus entered the leisure business through positions at Longbow Leisure and Alicia Silverstone’s First Kiss banner. Whereas attending NYU’s Tisch College of the Arts, he was chosen for an internship by means of the Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences, hosted by Davis Leisure. He has proudly labored as a number with the Tv Academy ever since.
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