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 Growth, 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 Growth.
Tapas, as we maintain 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 loads of IP to develop! And now to the PR:
“I couldn’t be prouder to affix Tapas Media.” says Nicklaus. “This is a chance to embrace a brand new technology of storytellers, who’ve created distinctive, various narratives, empowered by the Tapas app. I’m wanting to adapt Tapas IP into progressive movie and tv tasks with high inventive companions. I’ve at all times liked comics for daring storytelling, and that sense of journey permeates Tapas’ titles. As I’m growing Tapas titles for manufacturing, I additionally hope to assist lure my author associates to carry 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 joyful to have Kevin carry his deep business expertise, robust relationships, and artistic power to our content material,” stated Michele Wells, CCO of Tapas Media. “Not solely does he perceive what it takes to construct a profitable slate on the movie and TV aspect, however Kevin’s real ardour for our storytelling alongside together with his strategic strategy to exterior partnerships make him the right match as our listing grows and expands.”
The NYU alumnus brings a wealth of expertise to Tapas having developed a number of live-action applications together with Bates Motel, Penn & Teller: Bullshit, in addition to event-limited collection such because the latest, 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 Dangerous Seed (Lifetime), and extra. Previous to Wolper, Nicklaus entered the leisure business by way of 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 bunch with the Tv Academy ever since.
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