In yet another high-level departure from a comic book publisher, IDW Entertainment President David Ozer is leaving the company to become an independent producer, a press release revealed Friday.
Kerry McCluggage, CEO of IDW Media Holdings, announced today that David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment, will be leaving the Company to become an independent producer.
IDW Entertainment was launched in 2013, and 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.
IDW Media Holdings CEO Kerry McCluggage issued the following statement:
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. 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.
And Ozer said:
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.
Back in April, IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos left the company for a position at Oni Press. In March we learned that Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and PR Manager Steven Scott had left the company as well, while Ted Adams also stepped down as publisher of IDW last November to become CEO, only to later take a sabbatical and be replaced later by McCluggage. The company has added staff in recent months as well, include Keith Davidson, John Barber, and Anita Frazier.