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
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.
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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.
SOURCE Platinum Studios