BOOM! Studios announced their new General Manager today, Wendy Wallace. The full press release is as follows:
For Immediate Release:
BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES
WENDY WALLACE AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER
Entertainment Industry Veteran Brings Vast Experience to BOOM!
April 7, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios announced today the appointment of Wendy Wallace to the role of General Manager. Bringing an unprecedented level of entertainment industry experience, Ms. Wallace will oversee the day-to-day operations of the studio, providing steady leadership to the expanding BOOM! team as the company continues its explosive growth.
“Wendy is perfect to keep BOOM! running like clockwork. I’m truly excited to have her aboard in such a critical capacity as our GM. When it comes to organization and efficiency, Wendy doesn’t mess around. What’s more, she brings out a professionalism in those around her while still inspiring a highly creative atmosphere,” said Mark Waid, BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief. “Also, she has a mean left hook.”
“Wendy brings a high level of energy and experience to BOOM!” says Ross Richie, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “She’s an industry vet with a decade of experience doing everything from development to production to publishing. All of this makes her a perfect fit for our company.”
The announcement of Ms. Wallace as General Manager follows last year’s appointment of Mark Waid as Editor-in-Chief and Chip Mosher as Marketing and Sales Director. Ms. Wallace completes an executive team put in place to strengthen the company through its next phase of growth.
Ms. Wallace started out at Universal Studios in the cable television department, ultimately becoming involved with the development, production, and distribution of many television series, movies-of-the-week, miniseries, and DVD releases. Some of her efforts include USA Network’s MONK and PRANCER RETURNS, as well as The Sci-Fi Channel’s INVISIBLE MAN series and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA mini-series.
Since leaving NBC/Universal, Ms. Wallace has worked on such diverse projects as UPN’s AMISH IN THE CITY, USA Network’s DC SNIPER: 23 DAYS OF FEAR and the cable comedy hit, PSYCH. Most recently, she served as Co-Producer on The Sci-Fi Channel’s number one series to date, EUREKA. She has also functioned as a producer and consultant for feature films, music videos and various Internet-exclusive and print projects.
Ms. Wallace currently serves as a Vice President of the Producers Guild of America, is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is an Executive Member of Women in Film.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.