IDW Continues Losing Leadership
Two weeks ago, the IDW CEO left. Ted Adams is going to be engaged in a new, unspecified creative pursuit.
Now, in a Friday evening release (which is when companies put out news they want people to ignore), it was announced that the IDW Entertainment arm, the company making the TV shows, also will have a leadership change.
David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment, will be leaving the company to become an independent producer.
Ozer and his team have been responsible for building the division and successfully delivering three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Wynonna Earp and securing deals with Netflix to produce Locke and Key and V-Wars. IDW Entertainment also has a strong roster of projects in active development, with properties based on their deep and growing library of comic books and graphic novels, as well as properties created by their many friends in the writer/producer community.
“David has been with IDW Entertainment from the beginning and, along with his team, helped build IDW Entertainment into a thriving independent production company and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said [CEO of IDW Media Holdings Kerry] McCluggage. “We look forward to building on the solid foundation of our entertainment division by developing and delivering even more quality productions to the television and film markets.”
“This was a difficult decision to make, as I am extremely proud of what we have achieved with IDW Entertainment, but also incredibly excited by the opportunities in the independent producing market today,” commented Ozer.
McCluggage, brought in last month as the new overall company head, clearly has a new and different vision for the company.