Platinum Studios’ board of directors today announced the appointment of John P. Rutledge as the corporation’s president, effective January 17, 2012. He will be responsible for certain of the corporation’s day-to-day operations, including building and maintaining relationships with shareholders, content creators, licensees and consultants.
Rutledge serves as president of Rutledge Law Center Ltd., which has acted as legal counsel to Platinum Studios since June 2011 in its capacity as counsel for clients in a broad range of business and corporate, real estate, and intellectual property law matters. He has in his career served as exclusive transactional counsel for a billion-dollar land portfolio and represented a foreign nation-state in its negotiations for the television reality series Survivor: Palau. He also has done in-depth legal work for, and helped to protect and enforce the intellectual property rights of, high-profile musicians and several of the world’s largest software companies.
Platinum Studios’ most recent high-profile project is Cowboys & Aliens, the movie based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Platinum Studios’ chief executive officer Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Rosenberg also produced the film with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Cowboys & Aliens premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 23 before opening wide, and the DVD/Bllu-ray version went on sale earlier this week on Dec. 6.
In November, Platinum Studios entered into an Investment Agreement for a $10,000,000 equity line of credit with Dutchess Opportunity Fund II.
The entertainment company controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media