Virgin Comics shuts down New York office

August 28th, 2008 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Aug 27 (IANS) British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s comic book venture, Virgin Comics, has closed its New York office after disappointing sales.The venture between Branson’s Virgin Group and Indian comics publisher Gotham Entertainment Group is reportedly moving to Los Angeles in a bid to boost its appeal, reported.

“The company hopes to restructure the business at a Los Angeles base. We remain excited about the business and partnerships we have built through Virgin Comics and are working toward a restructuring that properly takes the business forward,” Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan was quoted as saying.

The company hopes to attract stars closer to Hollywood and has reportedly negotiated deals with former porn star Jenna Jameson, actors Ed Burns and Nicolas Cage, and filmmaker Guy Ritchie to develop comic books that can be turned into films and TV shows.

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