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Quote of the Day | ‘This is not the corporatization of DC’

pointe-dc-entertainment“It is important, but it’s not the driving factor. The driving factor for me is having DC as one company together ourselves. Our ability to work more collaboratively with the whole studio is certainly a benefit. I believe everyone in DC will feel more a part of Warner Bros in the best ways. But it isn’t about more of our people talking to the film and TV people.

This is not the corporatization of DC. It isn’t about folding DC into Warner Bros. We’re going to help DC feel like more of an important priority in Warner Bros.”

— DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, addressing whether film, television and video-game adaptations are the primary reason for the recently announced move of DC’s publishing operations from New York City to Burbank, California. Since August 2011, the company’s film and television, digital, administrative and consumer-products operations have been housed on the second floor — 35,000 square feet of space — of The Pointe, a new 14-story office tower less than a mile from Warner Bros. Studios.



Yeah sure…

Why is the “corporatization of DC” such a bad thing? I mean, the most notable things to come out of DC were the Batman movies and the animated series, and both had WB proudly stamped on there. For the longest time, before the Disney acquisition of Marvel, I thought DC had the upper hand when seeping into pop culture because of its strong ties to WB. (Remember when the most visible Marvel adaptation was the mega-flop, Howard the Duck? Boy, that seems like forever ago.)

Maybe Diane Nelson is saying that this isn’t the corporatization of DC… because, in effect, that happened a long time ago?

I mean…from my perspective it’s not like things are working so well now with the entities separate. Might as well give it a shot and hope for the best.

“This is not the corporatization of DC…that happened decades ago.”

It just makes sense that if Warner Bros. is going to develop film brands and franchises from the comic books that they publish to have all your eggs in the same basket. I would guess the reason that the Adam West Batman series has never been collected to DVD is that not all of the eggs were in the same basket.

“It isn’t about folding DC into Warner Bros. We’re going to help DC feel like more of an important priority in Warner Bros.”


Not that I care, but that’s bull.

This move will make it easier for non-writers and non-artists to interfere with the making of comic books. Way to go, corporation!

DC needs more committees and more non-comics people to muddle their storylines because they don’t have enough interference already.

DC comics is part of Warner Brothers which is a subsidiary of Time Warner, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. It’s the second largest media conglomerate in the world. How in good conscience could you justify the further corporatization of DC as not being corporatized? Also, most comic fans don’t give a shit. DC “sold out” long ago so why get upset about it now?

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