Jeph Loeb to head up TV development at Marvel
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, has named Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a new division of Marvel Entertainment.
According to a news release, Loeb will work along with Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc., to translate Marvel’s popular characters and stories to the television medium, in both live-action and animation formats.
Loeb will also oversee development and distribution of live-action, animated, and direct-to-DVD series.
Loeb is an Eisner-winning comic-book writer; former writer/producer of “Smallville” and “Lost,” and former co-executive producer of “Heroes.” He wrote the films “Teen Wolf” and “Commando.”
“It’s with tremendous pride that I announce the creation of our Marvel Television division and the appointment of Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President,” said Alan Fine, Executive Vice President, Office of the President and Chairman of Marvel Studios’ Creative Committee, in a news release.
“His work in the comic book field is in a class of its own, showing his passion and talent for bringing Marvel’s finest characters to life in an innovative manner. Jeph’s work on multiple award-winning television series and popular films has shown fans worldwide his ability to deliver thrilling entertainment in a number of media. With Jeph as our EVP, fans will experience the highest quality and most exciting television projects featuring their favorite Marvel characters.”
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