EXCLUSIVE: After almost 5 years at IDW Entertainment, Lydia Antonini is stepping down as President to return to producing. Though she is exiting her present function at IDW Leisure, IDW expects that Antonini will proceed as a producer on a number of tasks. The announcement was made Monday in a joint assertion from IDW Media Holdings, IDW Leisure’s father or mother firm, and Antonini.
“For the virtually 5 years that I’ve been with IDW Leisure I’ve been lucky to work with the very best expertise and creators on this planet, and I’m endlessly grateful for that honor,” stated Antonini. “The staff at IDW Leisure is without doubt one of the greatest round and I’m delighted to proceed my journey with them as a producer. Within the aftermath of a 12 months that has affected all of us, I’m trying ahead to returning to my producing and storytelling roots by supporting various creators, working with distinctive expertise and constructing franchises.”
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Antonini joined IDW Leisure in 2017 as Head of Growth & Manufacturing and was upped to President in 2019, changing David Ozer.
Throughout her tenure as President, Antonini is credited with constructing IDW’s Los Angeles presence and rising the Leisure division right into a staff of seasoned professionals masking drama, movie, animation and children’ programming.
“Lydia is a gifted government, formidable producer and a tireless advocate for creators and IP,” stated IDW CEO Ezra Rosensaft. “Leisure is a key a part of IDW’s progress technique and we’re grateful for her important accomplishments throughout her tenure on the helm of IDW Leisure.”
IDW will announce Antonini’s successor at a later date.
IDW Leisure produced the critically acclaimed Wynonna Earp collection, which aired for 4 seasons on Syfy; drama and vampire drama collection V-Wars with Excessive Park Leisure, which aired for one season on Netflix. The corporate’s present tasks embody drama Locke & Key, which is heading into its third season on Netflix.