by producer Ford Lytle Gilmore in 2002, Illuminati Entertainment is
a visionary creative entity. The primary focus is that of a management
and production company—focusing on clients with backgrounds
in comic books and video games—that sells creator-owned concepts
for film and television. The company also has an emphasis on providing
creative services for the toy and video game industries, producing
everything from basic character and conceptual designs for single
projects to the development of entire worlds, product lines and franchises.
Illuminati Entertainment grew out of the
convergence of comics, games, film and television, and represents
creators behind some of the best-selling and most original intellectual
properties on the market. What makes the company so unique is its
ability to create, produce, and launch new entertainment brands,
and then segue them into other media.
Illuminati’s writers and artists have worked for every major
comic book publisher and a myriad of game and toy companies, including:
Mattel, Electronic Arts, Hasbro, Sony Computer Entertainment, Activision
and Toy Biz; working on franchises including Harry Potter,
Spider-Man, Superman, Star Wars, James
Bond, X-Men, G.I.Joe, Everquest,
Wolverine, Transfomers, Batman, Jurassic
Park, Wonder Woman and Jumanji.
President and founder Ford Lytle Gilmore is a film and television
producer who has been working in the industry since the early Nineties.
He has sold and/or produced countless films and TV shows based on
comic books, video games, and other licensed media. While under
a first-look producing deal with Goodman/Rosen Productions, Gilmore
set-up projects including television series based on Image Comics’
Cryptopia and Noble Causes, a feature based on
the best-selling horror/western game “Deadlands,” and projects based
on the video game franchises “Crazy Taxi” and “Perfect Dark.” He
garnered the first-look deal after delivering video games such as
Atari’s “Area 51” to the company, which they promptly set up at
New Line Cinema with producer Steve Tisch. In addition to his successful
track record as a producer and development executive, Gilmore has
been writing comic books professionally since high school; his most
recent credit is the best-selling re-launch of the 80’s cartoon
franchise The Thundercats at DC Comics' WildStorm imprint.