OK, when they say "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE," they sometimes have to take a back burner while we get some hot-hot-hot event coverage out of the way, but better late than never to run a couple intriguing Archie press releases ...
From Archie Comics
MAMARONECK, NY - As the son of Archie Comics founder John L. Goldwater, new CEO Jon Goldwater looks forward to expanding the role of his family’s company, Archie Comics Publications, in prominence in the comic book medium as well as other media.
Jon Goldwater began his career 20 years ago as the partner to the Japanese concert promoter, Zak Concerts. On Zak Concerts' behalf, Jon Goldwater negotiated concert major tours of Japan include the "Super Rock Festival" and many others. He is the former President and CEO of AFA Music Group, Ltd., the Executive Producer of the film, "Return of Superfly", He has served as President and CEO of Crash Management Inc.
Using his experience in the entertainment industry he plans on focusing his attention on a variety of family entertainment projects from his family business, suitable for your family. Jon Goldwater plans on bringing the kids from Riverdale to a larger multi-media audience. He is also looking ahead to developing new projects focusing on not just Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jugehead and Reggie, but other long standing Archie Properties such as Katy Keene, Lil Jinx, the Red Circle Heroes, Sabrina, Josie & the Pussycats, Cosmo The Merry Martian, Pat The Brat, Wilbur Wilkins, Bingo Wilkins, Suzie and Ginger Snapp. just to name a few.
Jon Goldwater purchased an ownership interest in the company with the intent of making Archie Comic entertainment powerhouse. In his first few days as CEO he has already started negotiations on projects that will be announced shortly, including a big budget Archie feature film, a new Archie animated project, a Katy Keene television program and a major music deal for the Archies. Every effort will me made to bring all the Archie Comics properties to the forefront of the entertainment industry.
Also in Archie news ...
ARCHIE ANDREWS MARRIES VERONICA LODGE PANEL @ SDCC
SAN DIEGO: COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, July 23, 2009
It's the wedding of the century, but that is just the start, with plenty of surprise announcements about the future of Archie Comics, including the latest news about Archie on television and in feature films! The creators and staff of Archie Comics are coming to San Diego to talk to the fans directly about all the excitement.
Panelists include legendary "The Dark Knight" movie producer and Archie writer, Michael Uslan, new Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, iVerse CEO Michael Murphy, IDW Publishing COO Greg Goldstein, Archie Comics President/Director of Circulation Fred Mausser, and Archie Comics Vice President/Managing Editor Mike Pellerito. The panel will be moderated by Archie's Public Relations Coordinator Rik Offenberger and will feature a question and answer session with the fans. An Archie Marries Veronica poster will be given to everyone attending the panel.
THERE WILL BE MANY EXITING NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF ARCHIE COMICS, THIS IS ONE PANEL YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!