Thursday, May 07, 2009
Geek Power: Jeff Katz on American Original
The times, they are a-changin'.
As Hollywood's love affair with the comic book continues to change the face of the entertainment industry, one studio executive is taking his love of comics and creating a new way to do business in both industries.
Jeff Katz, who launched a comic book writing career on Booster Gold while still vice president of production at 20th Century Fox and New Line Cinema, has announced a new venture he's calling American Original, which will partner with comic book publisher Top Cow to make comic books while also developing them for other media. Katz claims that the company, which he's calling a "nerd machine," will put financial and creative power back in the hands of the people who deserve it – the comics creators.