(December 10, 2003 - Burbank, CA) - Gregory Noveck has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, DC Comics, it was announced today by Paul Levitz, President & Publisher, DC Comics. In his new position, Noveck will be responsible for exploring DC Comics’ vast character universe to identify characters and properties that lend themselves to feature film and television production and to establish relationships within the creative community to move those projects forward. He’ll also work closely with Time Warner’s filmed entertainment subsidiaries (Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, New Line Cinema, HBO Independent Productions) to further their development and production activities of titles and characters drawn from the DC library. Noveck will report directly to Levitz and split his time between DC Comics’ offices in New York and Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. “The DC characters have long been stars in media beyond comic books, from the blockbuster ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ films to hit television series and cartoons,” said Levitz. “By adding Gregory in this post, we will be able to bring more of our library to life. With his background in development and production, as well as the relationships he’s established, he’s the ideal person to push our development activities into a higher gear.” “DC Comics is an unexplored jewel in the Warner Bros. crown,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “We have charged Gregory with fully exploring and appropriately exploiting the thousands of DC Comics characters in the company’s vast library.” “While Warner Bros. Pictures has two mega-brands in Batman and Superman, plus films based on Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Constantine in various stages of production, creatively, we have barely scratched the surface of DC,” said Jeff Robinov, President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Having someone dedicated to working with our development team will be invaluable in mining this amazing resource.” “Gregory is an outstanding judge of talent and resources and we will look to him to help us find our next 'Smallville,’” said Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television Production. Prior to joining DC Comics, Noveck served as Senior Vice President, Television at Silver Pictures, where he started a new television division for producer Joel Silver and developed and co-executive produced NBC’s upcoming series “Next Action Star.” Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs/Producer at Platinum Studios, responsible for exploiting the extensive Platinum comics library and where he co-produced the Showtime series “Jeremiah.” He’s also served as the head of television development at Gaumont Television in Los Angeles; Director, Production and Development at New Line Television; and Director, Creative Affairs at Rysher Entertainment. DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
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