It’s been a rough summer in general, but seemed like it was going to be one of new beginnings for IDW. In July, the company announced a host of changes with the departure of Chris Ryall. Less than a month later, Jud Meyers was out as Publisher and the search began again. September is here, and the search has ended.
Nachie Marsham (pictured) has been named as the company’s new Publisher. Marsham has 25 years of experience, and recently spent time as Executive Editor of Walt Disney Publishing Worldwide. He also has experience working with DC and Marvel Press. According to the press release, Marsham will now be responsible for overseeing IDW Publishing’s strategic business units, integrating product cross-platform programs, establishing product growth initiatives with partners, broadening customer experiences to new platforms and expanding the company’s extensive IP portfolio.
“Working collaboratively to create powerful stories has always been my passion,” said Masham, IDW’s new Publisher. “IDW is home to some of the most beloved IP in the business and I couldn’t be more excited to join them in furthering these stories and expanding their creative direction across all platforms.”
IDW has also named Veronica Brooks as Vice President of Creative Affairs. She will work both with Marsham and IDW Entertainment in this new role. According to the press release, she will develop strategy and hone creative development for IDW’s translation of their extensive IP library, as well as IP from new creators, into TV, film, podcasts and digital media. Prior to IDW, Brooks was an independent producer and held roles at Ziff Davis, NBCUniversal and MTV.
Hopefully this will settle things down a little bit behind the scenes at IDW, and help them once again focus on putting out great content. We will keep you posted on any more changes.
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