Comic book publisher Mad Cave Studios has been signed by Echo Lake Entertainment, a management, production, and finance company. Under the agreement, Echo Lake will represent Mad Cave’s catalog of IP for television and movie adaptation.

The terms of the agreement include the titles under Mad Cave’s young adult imprint, Maverick.

Echo Lake Entertainment

Echo Lake Entertainment was founded in 1998 by Doug Mankoff, and in the intervening years, the company has produced more than forty movies, garnering 8 Academy Award nominations and winning one.

Recently, Echo Lake’s streaming series The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult was renewed for a second season on Hulu.

Mad Cave Studios

Meanwhile, Mad Cave Studios was founded in 2014 by Mark London, with the Maverick imprint – Mad Cave’s foray into the expanding world of young adult graphic novels – having been announced in September of 2020.

2020 was, in fact, quite the year for the publisher, which spearheaded an effort to organize a GoFundMe Relief Fund for comics retailers who were affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Adaptations Incoming!

If you’d like to read the press release from Mad Cave in its entirety, it’s included under this post.

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Echo Lake Entertainment Signs Mad Cave

Echo Lake Entertainment has signed the independent comic book and graphic novel publisher Mad Cave. Under the deal, the management and production company will represent Mad Cave’s catalog of IP for film/TV adaptation, including the library of titles under Mad Cave’s new and inclusive Young Adult imprint, Maverick.

Currently, Mad Cave is having great success with their new comic book series Nottingham. In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say, nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.” The series is heading into its third printing after selling out of the initial two runs.

“With a deep bench of high-quality stories across many genres, Mark and the team at Mad Cave have put together an impressive organization,” said Echo Lake Entertainment’s Mike Marcus. “We are excited to represent them as they create great material for years to come, and we look forward to helping them bring these stories to life in film and TV.”

“For Mad Cave, it’s an honor to be collaborating with Echo Lake Entertainment,” said Mad Cave CEO/COO Mark London. “Now, our diverse portfolio of over 30 properties will have an experienced and knowledgeable team to support and drive their growth into television, film, and animation. Thanks to the increase in streaming platforms and the world’s insatiable desire for entertainment, we can think of no better partner than Echo Lake to help Mad Cave properties transcend into new forms of media.”

About Mad Cave

Driven by madness and committed to quality. Mad Cave Studios, established in 2014 by Mark London, provides quality entertainment with a fresh take on an array of genres. From fantasy and action to scifi and horror, Mad Cave Studios publishes stories that resonate with unapologetic and authentic audiences.

About Maverick

Maverick, Mad Cave Studios’ new imprint for young adults, offers engaging and authentic stories for those who think differently, are not afraid to be independent, and fight for who they truly are. With titles that range from slice-of-life stories to urban fantasy and horror, each Maverick graphic novel will be an authentic and inspiring universal story of personal struggle where anyone can find themselves within the pages.

About Echo Lake Entertainment

Echo Lake Entertainment, founded by CEO Doug Mankoff in 1998, is a management, production and finance company based in Beverly Hills, California. The company has produced and financed over forty films, earning 8 Academy Award® nominations and 1 Academy Award® win. Echo Lake’s management division represents established and emerging actors, writers, IP creators and directors from all over the world and is led by former MGM chief Mike Marcus.

Echo Lake’s television series THE GREAT starring Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult has been given a second season by Hulu, and is currently in production in London. Echo Lake recently produced ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES for Netflix. Adapted from the New York Times bestselling book of the same title by Jennifer Niven, the script was written by Niven and Liz Hannah and stars Elle Fanning. The company has numerous TV projects set up at studios and networks.