Magazine article Screen International

XLrator Media, J2 Films Launch Doc Slate

Magazine article Screen International

XLrator Media, J2 Films Launch Doc Slate

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The first title will be the TV series Origins, which will explore the roots of pop culture's biggest comic book franchises through the eyes of creators, industry legends and fans. The completed pilot focuses on X-Men comic book creator Chris Claremont.

The companies' first feature documentary co-production will be Cosplay Universe (pictured), styled as a definitive look at the worldwide cultural phenomenon in which participants transform themselves into iconic pop culture characters. The parties have earmarked a late 2017 release.

XLrator Media and J2 Films will also collaborate on the North American release of the documentary Man In The Camo Jacket about Mike Peters, lead singer of the Welsh rock band The Alarm, and his inspirational battle with cancer and his work to help others with the disease.

Earlier this year, XLrator Media acquired North American rights from J2 Films/Respect Films for the documentary She Makes Comics, about female comic book creators and artists and has set a summer release. …

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