Platinum Studios Comics is a character-based entertainment company.
Platinum Studios Comics is part of Platinum Studios Inc. The publishing arm does more than just publish, as it develops current, upcoming and past comics published by itself, allied publishers such as Awesome Comics and Triumphant Comics, and comics published by others, such as The Dark Fringe and Killing Demons. Platinum Studios, Inc. and Platinum Studios Comics specialize in comic book-based entertainment with a large library of comic book characters.
Platinum Studios Comics is run by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, the fourteen-time New York Times Best Seller creator. Also a film producer, Rosenberg’s movies include the number one box office winner, Cowboys & Aliens, with Daniel Craig of James Bond fame, and Harrison Ford from Star Wars.
Platinum Studios’ library includes characters that have appeared worldwide in both millions of comics and broadcast television, film, games, the internet and more.
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is the Chairman and CEO of Platinum Studios Comics, an entertainment company that controls a large library of comic book characters. Following a successful, high-profile career as the founder of Malibu Comics that culminated in its sale to Marvel Comics in 1994, Rosenberg established Platinum Studios in 1997.
Scott Rosenberg began his career in the comic book industry at age 13 when he started a mail-order company. He became known for picking early hits from often-unknown talent by focusing not on sales but on the stories they were telling. Based on his retail success, Rosenberg began publishing his own independent comic book titles, which led to the creation of Malibu Comics in 1986. His first launch, Ex-Mutants, was an instant hit. It was during his time at Malibu that Scott Mitchell Rosenberg broke every sales and marketing record known to independent comic publishing and led many successful comic spin-offs into toys, television, and feature films, including signing the billion-dollar live-action film and animated television phenomenon Men in Black with Sony Pictures. Rosenberg acquired and gave the publishing green light to Men in Black after it’s creator was passed over by 70 publishers. This, of course, went on to become the massive Men in Black franchise, currently consisting of three films, an animated TV series, a Universal Studios ride attraction and in numerous forms of merchandise.
Since that time, Rosenberg has been recognized as a pioneer and a leader in the comic book industry. He recognized that comics were on the verge of one of many revolutions that would allow opportunity for new, smaller publishers, and that the advent of the Macintosh computer (circa 1986) and other technological advances of that time would soon allow those smaller companies to look bigger, minimizing their costs and maximizing the quality of their output. In addition, Rosenberg worked with Adobe and their Photoshop software to develop the leading standard system for the computer coloring of comic books.
Rosenberg brokered a deal in 1992, in which seven top-selling artists defected en-masse from Marvel Comics to form Image Comics at Malibu Comics instead of the major two publishers, Marvel and DC Comics. Rosenberg signed the artists to a label deal, giving the upstart creator-run publisher access to Malibu Comics’ distribution channels and well-regarded marketing division. This, and Malibu’s other titles, subsequently led to Malibu breaking all sales records for independent comics, including temporarily moving ahead of industry giant, DC Comics. Rosenberg has recently worked on a deal to bring Platinum Studios digital distribution rights to some of these same titles.
Creator of the Cowboys & Aliens Graphic Novel
Appearing 14 times on the New York Times Bestseller list, the Cowboys & Aliens graphic novel — created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg when he was a kid — was produced into its first film grossing nearly 200 million dollars (not including TV and ancillary sales). The movie starred Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.
As the producer for Platinum Studios, Scott Rosenberg released films and television programming with Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, MGM, Showtime, and Lions Gate Entertainment. He has also developed film and television with notable others including The Walt Disney Company, Time-Warner’s New Line Films, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Platinum Studios, whose comic book rights library contains other international comic characters as well, is the only company to produce an English language live action dramatic TV series based on a French or Belgian comic book. All other productions have been animated or comedic programming. Jeremiah, a 35-hour story, told in its entirety, has been on Showtime, Syfy Channel and broadcast television, and aired worldwide. The $150 million dollar production of Cowboys & Aliens, also executive produced by Steven Spielberg is based on characters from Platinum’s library. Another film is “Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night” based on the 50 million selling comic book series, and looks to be a strong franchise as an Italian film series.
Platinum Studios Today
Platinum Studios regularly teams up with many other billion-dollar grossing film and television producers for both development and production including such storytellers as Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Shrek producer John Williams, and producers or story developers of major film or television productions such as “Transformers”, “Batman Begins”, “Superman Returns”, all the “Harry Potter” movies, Denis L. Stewart’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Star Trek”, and others.
Today, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg as producer, with Platinum Studios, adapts his library of comics for live-action and animated feature films, television series for major networks, direct to DVD features, animated features and direct to web content. The library includes characters that have appeared worldwide in millions of comics. His vision has allowed Platinum to develop the business model of the future where properties are developed simultaneously for multiple distribution models to maximize profitability, visibility and availability for everyone involved, from the creator to the consumer.
He can also often be seen perusing the 1,000 page plus comic character bible he created that starts before the Big Bang and spans 14 billion years and multiple dimensions!