Our knowledgeable panelists will discuss the IP issues and licensing process involved in creating a comic book based on an existing television property, and adapting and licensing comic books for film and TV.
Matthew and Jesse Berger will discuss the process of creating comic books with iconic stories that could be made into full-length, live action motion pictures. The panelists will discuss working with artists, writers, and editors to bring either a pitch or a fully-conceived story into full realization as comic books and/or graphic novels, with an eye toward turning those stories into a film. They will discuss the marketing of such projects to studios and independent financiers, licensing agreements, pre-production considerations, production elements, IP issues, and ancillary products, such as games and apps. The portion of the presentation will address various issues arising along the way from concept to screen, including some insight in how to manage the cats in the herd.
Joseph Ford will discuss the licensing process for a comic book based on an existing television property. Television creates numerous memorable characters, iconic moments, and lifelong fans. Comic book companies recognize the value of these television properties and seek to license these properties for their comic books. This portion of the program will include details about what to include in the license, how to secure a license, how to manage the license, and potential pitfalls in negotiating the license.