According to the report at Deadline, JMS will be running the company with Patricia Tallman, who in addition to her acting credits has also run Talent to Go as creator and co-owner over the last decade.
Straczynski told Deadline that he regarded the move as “consolidation”, since he has already been working in the various areas that Studio JMS will be covering. “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.”
Studio JMS is already working on two web series: The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al for MTV.com and the self-financed, Living Dead The Musical. Two TV series are in the works: Epidemic for Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment and Vlad Dracula with Sam Raimi for Starz. It is also reviving Joe’s Comics for four new titles: Falling Angel, Ten Grand, Guardians and Sidekick.
Reflecting Straczynski’s success in other areas, not all Studio JMS’ output will be in the SFF genre. JMS has ambitious plans for The Flickering Light, about Nazi propaganda director Leni Reifenstahl, which he will be directing.