LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, announced the appointment of Brian Altounian as chief operating officer. Altounian brings more than 17-years of experience in the entertainment and high-tech industry, having overseen operations of the West Coast offices of National Geographic Television and Time Warner Interactive. "Brian's fiscal acumen and ability to manage operations will be a tremendous asset for Platinum Studios," said Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, chairman of Platinum Studios. "His senior leadership experience and background with entertainment and multi-media properties strengthens our digital strategy for business development and acquisitions in the online, interactive, and wireless industries." As Platinum Studios continues to grow through recent partnerships with Gold Circle Films and The Shop as well as the recent acquisition of Hexagon Comics, increasing Platinum's library to more than 2,500 characters, Altounian will be responsible for managing fiscal growth and staffing. His experience in the online and interactive space compliments many of the growth directions for the company. "Platinum Studios' library of characters has potential across so many entertainment platforms that I feel like a kid in a candy store," said Altounian. "The Platinum team that Scott has brought together is one of the strongest and most enthusiastic groups of people that I have had the chance to work with and what we have in development will make a huge impact on the industry." In addition to his efforts at Time Warner Interactive and National Geographic, Altounian consulted for a number of entertainment companies, including International Documentary Association, In-Finn-Ity Productions, and Lynch Entertainment. Altounian sits on the board of directors for a number of corporations that are creating breakthrough technologies, in emerging growth industries, including Cereplast, Inc., Imaging3, Inc., and XSUNX, Inc. Altounian holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an undergraduate degree from UCLA. For further information on Platinum Studios, please call 310-904-5600 or visit www.platinumstudios.com. About Platinum Studios www.platinumstudios.com Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that controls the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, which it adapts and produces for film, television and all other media. Platinum Studios' library contains more than 2,500 characters and a full range of genres and styles that have appeared in hundreds of millions of comics worldwide. In a recently closed deal, Platinum Studios has acquired the exclusive rights to develop Top Cow's extensive library of comic book characters for film and television. Platinum recently acquired the rights to Europe's largest creator-owned comic book syndicate, Hexagon Comics, adding hundreds of characters and over 50 years of publishing history to its already massive library.
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