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11835 West Olympic Boulevard

Suite 1235E

Los Angeles, CA 90064

United States

Phone: 310-807-8100

Fax: 310-775-4411

Platinum Studios, Inc. operates as a comics-based entertainment company adapting characters and storylines for production in film, television, publishing, and other media. The company controls a library consisting of approximately 4,000 characters. The company develops various characters in-house, and also aggregates content from several third-party comic book publishers. Its library includes characters that span all story genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, comedy, crime, action/adventure, and family. In addition to a universe of approximately 1,000 characters developed in-house, it also acquired the rights to the characters and storylines of Italian-based, SBE Publishing’s Horror/Sci-Fi Universe and French-based, Hexagon Comics. Library of Characters SBE Horror: This library comprises 422 characters. The company has all rights worldwide, not including print and some digital comic publishing rights. Awesome Comics/RIP Media: This library comprises 412 characters. The company has an option to enter licensing of rights for agreements to individual characters, subject to existing third party rights, within the RIP Awesome Library of RIP Media, Inc., specific and only to those 404 Awesome Comics characters owned and controlled by RIP Media, Inc, a schedule of which has been provided to the company. Such licensing option includes all rights worldwide, not including print and digital comic publishing rights. Hexagon Library from Mosaic Multimedia: This library comprises 702 characters. The company has all rights worldwide, not including print comic publishing rights. The company has the exclusive right to enter into agreements related to the licensing of motion picture rights and allied/ancillary rights in perpetuity subject to payment milestones. Print Publishing Platinum Studios Comics (an imprint of the company) has published approximately 50 comic books and graphic novels for distribution through traditional domestic channels and is in the process of developing international channels for worldwide print distribution. Digital Publishing The company has entered into digital publishing agreements with digital comic distributors as graphic.ly and iversecomics.com, as well as continuing its publishing activities with previous partners like drunkduck.com and wowio.com. Filmed Entertainment The company has film and television development deals with film producers and studios, including Disney (Unique), Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks (Cowboys and Aliens) and Sony (untitled project). Merchandise/Licensing The company has entered into Dylan Dog licensing agreements with: Cartiere Paolo Pigna S.p.A. (school supplies), International Tobacco Agency Srl (lighters), Fatex de La Ganga palmal (Male Apparel), Global Watch Industries, S.p.A. (wrist watches), Infinite Satue Srl. (collectibles), Edibas Stationery Srl (calendars), Manifatture Basanisi, Hobby & Work Srl, and Primal intimo. In August 2010, the company signed a licensing agreement with Gameloft S.A. for its comic books entitled Cowboys and Aliens to develop mobile content based on the property. In September 2010, the company signed a licensing agreement with Mako Games, LLC for its comic books entitled Cowboys and Aliens to develop video games based on the property. History Platinum Studios, Inc. was founded in 1996.


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