IDW Entertainment develops, finances, and produces television properties based on IDW Publishing properties as well as 3rd party content. IDWE currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on Syfy Channel in the U.S. and Netflix and Viacom’s Spike TV internationally. Season 2 of Wynonna Earp is slated to premiere in June 2017. IDW Entertainment is a co-producer of BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the best seller by Douglas Adams. Dirk Gently stars Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett and is written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle). Season 2 is slated to premiere in October 2017. Netflix airs the series globally outside the U.S.. In addition, IDW Entertainment is developing Locke & Key as a television series.
Ted Adams is one of the founding partners of IDW Publishing and currently serves as the company’s CEO and Publisher. Since starting in 1999, the company has seen annual increases in both gross sales and market share in the comic book direct market and is currently recognized as the #1 supplier of licensed comic books to the North American comic book marketplace.
Under Adams leadership, IDW Publishing has won numerous industry awards including receiving the coveted “Publisher of the Year” award from Diamond Comic Distributors on five separate occasions as well as multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards.
Adams was recently ranked as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful People in Comics by Bleeding Cool magazine and has been the keynote speaker and honored guest at numerous major comic and comic professional events including the Diamond Retailer and ComicsPRO summits.
To date, Adams has successfully negotiated the company’s film and tv deals, including 30 Days of Night (2007, Sony), Dark Days (2010, Sony), Remains (2011, Chiller), and Locke & Key (2011, Fox). The 30 Days of Night movie successfully premiered as the #1 movie it’s opening weekend in 2007. Current IDW titles in development include World War Robot (Disney/Bruckheimer), Zombies vs. Robots (Sony/Platinum Dunes, Lore (Warner Brothers) and Locke & Key (Kurtzman/Orci, Universal). Adams serves as Executive Producer on all IDW projects.
Mr. Adams received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
David Ozer launched IDW Entertainment in December 2013 to create a new model for how IDW handles entertainment properties. With an eye towards ownership, IDWE was designed to fund, develop and produce television series based on IDW’s huge collection of content, as well as sourcing 3rd party content. In just 3 1/2 years, IDW Entertainment has 2 series on the air, both entering their respective 2nd seasons representing 43 hours of prime time scripted television, and a slew of new content in development working with major talent in the entertainment industry. Ozer brings over to 30 years of television experience to IDW Entertainment. Ozer has served as senior level management for Sonar Entertainment, as well as Starz Media, and IDT Entertainment, overseeing all aspects of global television sales and co-productions. He has also worked for Sony Pictures Television, DIC Entertainment, and News Corp’s 20th Television. As President of IDW Entertainment, David oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. David also works closely with IDWE’s creative partners, including WME, to identify content and talent for both the U.S. and International marketplace. Ozer serves as an executive producer on all of the IDW Entertainment series, including Wynonna Earp, Dirk Gently, and the upcoming Locke and Key.