Recession Watch: WB cuts, Top Cow cuts

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• On Monday, Rich Johnston reported that Top Cow has laid off two of its top people, VP of Sales and Marketing Mel Caylo and VP of Editorial Rob Levin. We’ve received the email from Levin confirming this…but he will be attending New York Comic-Con with Top Cow for those who might wish to talk to him regarding potential projects. Caylo and Levin are both well respected, so the cuts are becoming deeper.

• Much talk about Warner Bros.’s plans to cut 800 jobs, but based on what has been reported, it doesn’t seem that DC Comics will be directly affected.

Warner Bros. Entertainment is eliminating 800 jobs, or about 10% of its global workforce, becoming the latest media company to take drastic cost-cutting measures amid a deepening recession.

About 600 people will be laid off across all divisions of the studio’s operations, and 200 cuts will come from open positions not being filled.

Comments

  1. michael says:

    that’s good about the non-cutting of DC comics division. and it should make sense, as they are also probably on the lower paying end of WB’s biz…but that’s never the case in times of economic crisis, usually those who make less, are the ones who are also let go first. :(

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