August 4, 2011 Sponsor’s “Bringing Comics to Screen” Panel for the International Television Festival in Los Angeles!

This Saturday, August 6th from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, will be sponsoring the “Bringing Comics to Screen” panel at the International Television Festival in Los Angeles! The exact location is the Sunset Laemmle 5 Theatre, 8000 Sunset Plaza, and will feature industry professionals discussing the tricks of the trade.

Have you ever wanted to write or create a graphic novel to help bring it to film? Or option one? What are the pros and cons? How do you accomplish such a feat? Find out all of the ins and outs at this special discussion! Plus, after the panel, select creators will be signing their books for fans.

The panel includes:

  • Matt Hawkins: Co-owner/Manager of business development between film and TV for Top Cow.
  • JT Krul: Writer Teen Titans, Green Arrow, Captain Atom (DC), Mindfield, Soulfire, Fathom (Aspen).
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov: Writer Superman/Batman, I, Vampire (DC), Tumor (Archaia), Echoes (Top Cow/Minotaur Press), Elks Run (Villard).
  • Kyle Higgins: Writer Batman: Gates of Gotham, Deathstroke, Nightwing (DC), Supreme Power (Marvel).
  • Eric Wallace: Writer Titans, Mr. Terrific (DC).
  • Chad Shonk: Writer Hexed: The Lost Tribe (Image) & indie film writer (Dakota Skye).
  • Rick Loverd: Director of Development for the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences & Creator/Writer of Berserker (Top Cow). Rick also develops and advises on film and television projects, as well as comics.
  • Paul Salamoff: Writer Discord (AAM/Markosia), Logan’s Run (Bluewater) and Screenwriter/Producer.

The panel will be hosted by editor-in-chief, Andy Liegl.

To reserve your ticket, click here. Also, be sure to announce your arrival on the Facebook event page.

About the ITVFest:

The International Television Festival is going into its 6th year. It attracts over 5,000 attendees and the panels stream to over 100,000 viewers worldwide. Presently Fox, CBS and MTV will be represented at the Festival, amongst other writers, directors and producers (including the Director of 3,000 Miles to Graceland) and Michael Biehn from Terminator, Tombstone and Aliens. ITVfest will go from August 5th through the 11th at Sunset Laemmle 5, with the Gala Awards Banquet held on the 12th at the Renaissance Hotel. Each day we’ll have celebrity panels and screenings, including Fox’s new show by Stephen Spielberg – Terranova.

Andy Liegl



  1. Jeff Jackson

    Aw man! I wanna come!

  2. Aron

    No. I want to write or create a graphic novel because I LOVE comics! Those who want to write or create a graphic novel to help bring it to film, don’t have their heart in the right place.

  3. Disagree.

    People do this for a living and have families to take care of. Comics don’t pay very well unless your last name is Moore or Silvestri. Having your original comic book series turned into a feature film pays very well.

    I think it’s a fair assumption that every comic book creator’s dream is to see their original story turned into a movie. Plus, it’s a business and people have mouths to feed, ya dig?

  4. Oh, wait- are you talking about people who use a graphic novel SOLELY to pitch a film, like as an in without any regard to the comic buyer?

    Then I see what you’re saying.

    : D

  5. Aron

    Yes. The ones who are doing it JUST so they can make a movie. Having their work turned into a movie, that’s great. Someone aiming their graphic novel straight at the silver screen, those people don’t have their heart in the right place.

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