BOOM! Studios has announced that they have appointed Hunter Gorinson as Vice President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Gorinson will originate new business opportunities, strengthen and expand the company’s opportunities in publishing across the direct market, book, and direct-to-consumer channels, identify and negotiate new partnerships and brand collaborations, and help shepherd development opportunities for the BOOM! library. Gorinson will report to President of Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik.
Gorinson brings more than a decade of high-level experience in comic book publishing, film and television production, and demonstrating success in forging new initiatives in partnership with some of the most recognizable creators, properties, and brands in entertainment. From 2011 onward, Gorinson served as a founding member of the executive team at Valiant Entertainment, where he co-architected the publishing and marketing strategy behind the independent comic book publisher’s award-winning resurgence as Vice President of Marketing & Communications.
In 2018, Gorinson joined Hivemind, the Los Angeles-based production company behind Netflix’s The Witcher, Amazon’s The Expanse, and the upcoming television adaptation of Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino’s Gideon Falls, where he served as Senior Vice President of Brand & Content Strategy. Most recently, Gorinson was a founding member of the executive team and Publisher at Bad Idea, the comic book publishing imprint that released new series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, Marguerite Bennett, and other notable talents.
He also co-founded Allnighter, a film and television production company with a broad portfolio of genre and comic book-based projects, including upcoming adaptations of EC Comics’ seminal Weird Fantasy series and Image Comics’ The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. He holds a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from New York University and an M.S. in Media Management from The New School.
“It’s been my hope to one day work with Hunter since he first wowed the industry leading the marketing and communication efforts at Valiant Entertainment. I’m thrilled that day is finally here as he is one of the most exciting executives working in comics today,” said Sablik. “Hunter’s robust and varied expertise is an exciting addition to our already accomplished management team. That combined with our other exciting recent new hires and promotions will only accelerate BOOM! Studios’ fantastic momentum and success.”
“With hit series after hit series, BOOM! has continued to raise the bar for modern comics storytelling and redefined the scales of success in both publishing and pop culture at large,” said Gorinson. “Those strengths have been built on twin foundations: the company’s deeply talented, multifaceted roster of creators, and an exceptionally accomplished, forward-thinking team that has worked tirelessly to push BOOM! to new heights. I’m honored and excited to be joining them at this watershed moment.”