Ilya Salkind to Appear at Anaheim Comic Con

Press Release:

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Ilya Salkind At Anaheim Comic Con

Filmmaking Legend Will Host Panel, Meet Fans, Sign Autographs

NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 13, 2010 – Ilya Salkind, executive producer of the original Superman movie franchise, will make a special appearance at Anaheim Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, meeting fans, signing autographs and hosting a panel (Saturday, 2 p.m.) in which he discusses the Academy Award-winning films and his career.

“I am looking forward to greeting fans and talking about the Superman films and other projects,” said Salkind. “It is satisfying to see so many people who still enjoy those movies, and the new generations who are getting introduced to them for the first time.”

Salkind, now president and CEO of The Ilya Salkind Company, ranks among an elite group of producers whose films have generated more than $3 billion in adjusted worldwide revenue, with an adjusted average of $250 million per movie. The Academy Award winning Superman: The Movie also has the distinction of being the first major Comic Book film adaptation ever made. Under his supervision, this film and its first two sequels became worldwide blockbusters.

Salkind’s first venture into television, “Superboy,” also proved successful, lasting four seasons for a total of 100 episodes and is now a huge hit on DVD. In the years following the success of “Superboy,” Salkind focused his energies on the youth oriented feature Young Alexander the Great. During that period he also executive produced The Richard Donner Cut of Superman II.

“Ilya Salkind is a legend in the filmmaking world, and we are excited and honored that Anaheim Comic Con attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to him,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard Entertainment CEO.

Anaheim Comic Con brings together fans of comics, toys, collectibles and offers a chance to see actors, writers, artists and the best each industry has to offer.

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About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94
October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre
Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
Nashville Comic Con, TBD

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