OLIVETTE, Mo. — An Olivette-based animation studio launched in March on Thursday said it has reached a "multimillion-dollar" production deal with a comic book publisher.
Composition Media, led by Carl Reed, is partnering with Black Sands Entertainment, a collaboration that will bring together a Black-owned animation shop and Black-owned comics publisher with a goal to "set a new standard for high-quality content that celebrates African heritage and empowers Black youth."
Exact financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Their first project together will be the adaptation of the comic "Black Sands: The Seven Kingdoms" into an anime-style TV series.
In a news release, the company said the partnership is designed to leverage each company's strengths: "the creative vision and storytelling prowess" of Black Sands and Composition Media's "imaginative and artistic expertise in anime production."