Everyone seems to be hiring somebody to develop their comics immediately! Add on-line webcomics portal Tapas to the combo 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 based mostly at Warner Bros., the place he was Senior Vice President of Growth.
Tapas, as we preserve telling you, has a big on-line viewers for its serialized comics, that are optimized for studying on mobiles telephones. In response to PR they’ve over 8 billion views thus far from greater than 8.6M registered customers, over 63,000 creators, 96,000 collection, and greater than 1.6M episodes. It’s plenty 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 technology of storytellers, who’ve created distinctive, various narratives, empowered by the Tapas app. I’m desirous to adapt Tapas IP into modern movie and tv initiatives with high inventive companions. I’ve at all times beloved 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 convey 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 convey his deep trade expertise, robust relationships, and inventive vitality 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 method to exterior partnerships make him the right match as our checklist 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 Dangerous Seed (Lifetime), and extra. Previous to Wolper, Nicklaus entered the leisure trade 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 via 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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