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|Founded||May 30, 2012|
|Founder||J. Michael Straczynski (CEO/Owner)|
|Divisions||Joe's Comics (co-owned)|
Studio JMS is a studio started by J. Michael Straczynski in June 2012, announced at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, to deal with the large volume of his written work. The studio was created to handle comic books, TV series, feature films, and games. The studio was run initially with Patricia Tallman.
|“||For twenty years, I’ve had the remarkable good fortune to work successfully as a writer and producer in a wide variety of fields, from television to comics and movies. I’ve always dreamed of creating a mini-studio where I can put all of that work under one roof, telling stories that I want to tell and which can be spun up between various platforms: comics that can become TV shows, TV shows that can become movies, and movies that can become comics. With the tremendous recent success of films such as The Avengers, Thor, and the Batman series of films, this feels like the best time to tackle that dream. Best of all, unlike many other startup ventures, I’m not looking to get into these areas, I’m already working in them; now it’s just a matter of taking the next logical step: consolidation.||”|
The Flickering Light is a movie about how Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl used Jewish prisoners from a concentration camp during the day who then returned to the camps at night. This filming became their reality and the camps became the nightmare. The adaptation was scheduled for production in the Fall of 2013 but has since languished in Development (2017).
- The Adventures of Apocalypse Al is the result of a deal that has been signed with MTV.com to produce a web series to follow on with a graphic novel. The novel is appeared in February 2014 in individual issues from MTV, and was collected into one volume in June 2014
- Living Dead the Musical is a self-financed web series where the living dead after death would follow their passions, in this case, dance. To break this news at ComicCon 2012 he had a group of people dressed as zombies come in to his panel to dance.
- Epidemic, working with Will Smith and James Lassiter Overbrook Entertainment for a new TV series.
- Vlad Dracula, working with Sam Raimi for Starz.
- Sense8, as one of six production companies working with the Wachowskis. The series ran for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017, then ended with a series finale in June 2018.
- Protectors, Inc., a 21-issue maxiseries launched in November 2013.
- Ten Grand, drawn by Ben Templesmith, an ongoing series which debuted in May 2013.
- Sidekick, another ongoing title which was first published in August 2013.
In 2014 the newly announced titles included:
- Alone, a six-issue miniseries which was to be drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz. It was never published.
- Dream Police, an ongoing series drawn by Sid Kotian, originally published as part of Marvel's Icon Comics line
- Book of Lost Souls, a sequel to the 2005 mini series previously published by Marvel/Icon. The sequel was never published.
Due to Straczynski‘s diminishing eye sight, Studio JMS quit producing comic books in 2016.
- Obenson, Tambay A. (12 July 2012). "Will Smith Teaming With Newly-Formed Studio JMS To Produce New TV Series Epidemic". Indiewire. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- "Only on Netflix: Sci-Fi Giants The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski Team Up to Create "Sense8"". Press release. Netflix. March 27, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
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