Tag Archives: Stan Lee

STAN LEE’S LEGACY HONORED AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH IN MEMORIAM TRIBUTE TELEVISED TO 30 MILLION WORLDWIDE

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (February 27, 2019) – Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, the multimedia company founded in 2001 by the iconic comic book creator Stan Lee with his friend and business partner Gill Champion, is proud to celebrate the monumental events of this year’s Academy Awards, which not only honored the company’s beloved founder on screen, but also some of the biggest wins of the year went to movies based on Stan Lee’s original characters.

On Sunday February 24th, Hollywood’s biggest stars and film elite came out to celebrate the 91st Academy Awards, known as the Oscars, and it was already a record-breaking moment for the comic book industry as it was the first year that a film based on comic book characters have been nominated for the “Best Picture” category. The night went on to mark the history books yet again when two films, “Black Panther” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” based on characters Stan Lee co-created, went on to win multiple Oscars.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, while “Black Panther” won three awards for Best Original Score, Production Design, and Costume Design.

Throughout the award season and multiple award shows both of the films have been praised universally by critics and audiences alike for their unique storytelling and their ability to push boundaries in society today. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” dazzled audiences as an animated film while the critically acclaimed “Black Panther” broke box office records and was universally recognized for being a mostly-black ensemble cast.

“Sunday night was a monumental, emotional night and a testament to Stan’s inspiring legacy,” says Scott D. Williams, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. “Millions of people all around the world felt a connection to the relatable characters Stan Lee created and we are so proud to see his characters get this high recognition from the film industry. Although sadly Stan couldn’t be with us to share this moment, we know how elated and thrilled he would be and we plan to continue to celebrate his legacy and share his work, for many generations to come.”

During this year’s ceremony, televised to 30 million people worldwide, Stan Lee was also remembered in the “In Memoriam” tribute recap to all the legends and icons the world has lost in the past year. Despite being told to hold their applause, Oscar attendees inside the Hollywood Dolby Theatre clapped upon seeing Stan’s instantly recognizable image appear on the big screen as a nod to his incredible legacy, a body of work quite unlike anything ever before it.

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment continues to operate under the guardianship of his business partner Gill Champion, who serves as the President, alongside company CEO Scott D. Williams. The company has been and will continue to be the guardian of Stan Lee’s legacy and is excited to roll out new projects and adventures Stan had been working on. This month alone, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment announced two high profile partnerships with two large toy brands – Mego Corporation and Funko – to develop new toys based on Stan Lee intellectual property.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo To Be Renamed Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

LOS ANGELES, Calif. September 27, 2016 – Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo will be rechristened Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, effective immediately. This year’s gala three-day convention takes place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The name change becomes official on September 27 with a Los Angeles City Hall ceremony honoring the legendary Stan Lee and convention founder Regina Carpenelli and CEO Keith Tralins.

image
Photo courtesy of POW! Entertainment

As part of the ceremony, Los Angeles Councilmember Curren D. Price (CD9) will designate Friday, October 28 – the first day of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con – as Stan Lee Day In recognition of his substantial contributions to the City’s entertainment community and involvement, and in helping create Los Angeles Comic Con, held annually on Halloween weekend, as a world-class event celebrating the city’s comic book, pop culture and entertainment community.

image
Stan Lee receiving his award. Photo courtesy of POW! Entertainment

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. In 2015, the event attracted over 76,000 attendees from around the country for its fifth year in 2015. With a mission to salute L.A.’s unparalleled creative community engaged in the production of movies, television, comic books, video games and other forms of pop culture entertainment, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.

image
Stan Lee with guests. Photo courtesy of POW! Entertainment
Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website