Even more comings and goings: McLauchlin/Platinum

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Platinum Studios announces bigger offices and a bigger staff by hiring former TopCow EIC Jim McLauchlin to run their comic book division.

In a show of continued growth, Platinum Studios (http://www.PlatinumStudios.com), an entertainment company that controls the world’s largest independent library of comic book characters, today announced the relocation of its headquarters to the Westside of Los Angeles and the new hire of Jim McLauchlin, formally of Top Cow Productions, as editor-in-chief of Platinum Studios’ Print and Online Comic Book Division. The new office encompasses the 14th floor of 11400 W. Olympic Boulevard and provides additional space for the company’s continued growth as Platinum Studios has recently expanded its services and staff in film and television development, Web and comic book social communities, mobile comics, publishing and product licensing.

Hiring McLauchlin was the next step in bolstering the publishing arm of the company. “It has been amazing to watch the growth of Platinum Studios over the past few years and I look forward to the tremendous opportunities that are in front of this company,” said McLauchlin. “Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and his team are doing some revolutionary things as seen with the upcoming release of ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ online and then in print.”

Prior to joining Platinum Studios, McLauchlin spent 11 years as a senior writer and contributing editor for Wizard: The Comics Magazine and spent two years as editor-in-chief of Top Cow Productions. He is a prolific freelance writer and is president of the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative, which aids comic creators in medical or financial need. “Jim brings a wealth of experience writing and editing comics to the already strong team at Platinum Studios,” said Brian Altounian, president and chief operating officer of Platinum Studios.

“Working with the editor of titles such as ‘Witchblade,’ ‘The Darkness,’ ‘Wanted,’ ‘Down,’ ‘Common Grounds’ and ‘Hunter-Killer’ has given us a valuable well of knowledge to draw upon in our upcoming phase of comic production.” Platinum Studios’ characters have been included in film and entertainment deals with Disney, Fox, MGM, Sony, Universal, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Lions Gate, NBC and Showtime, including the upcoming sci-fi epic “UNIQUE” at Disney.


Lee Nordling, has been overseeing the comics publishing end of Platinum as Executive Editor for several years. His current role with the company is unknown.

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