Company Expands Staff, Launches Publishing Division
Tarzana, CA (June 7, 2017) — Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (ERB, Inc.), the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including TARZAN OF THE APES and JOHN CARTER OF MARS, is pleased to announce changes to its executive structure in the areas of operations, publishing, and special projects effective June 1, 2017.
Cathy Mann Wilbanks has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. In recent years, Ms. Wilbanks served as Archivist, where she oversaw the company’s vast library of historical publications, artwork and other artifacts owned by the company. She will now be responsible for all internal operations and continue to assist in marketing. Ms. Wilbanks, who joined ERB, Inc. in 1984, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Masters of Education from California State University Northridge.
Tyler Wilbanks, Director of Operations-Publishing, will now be responsible for all aspects of the company’s new publishing division. Mr. Wilbanks has served as the corporate internet technician since 2008, and is a recent graduate of California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Scott Tracy Griffin joins the company in the newly created position of Director of Special Projects. Mr. Griffin, a writer and film historian whose collaboration with the company dates to 1996, will work with the company’s recently launched publishing division, special events, conventions and new print and digital creative endeavors. He is the author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016) and Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012), and has 25 years of journalistic experience and documentary appearances. A graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Griffin is pursuing his MBA at California State University Los Angeles.
“This is an exciting time for ERB, Inc.” says Company President Jim Sullos. “More than 100 years after Mr. Burroughs wrote his first book, interest in his stories and characters remains powerful. Cathy, Tyler and Scott bring a wealth of creativity and knowledge to their new roles. Moving forward, we hope to communicate the ERB brand through the extensive media available today.
About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
From its Tarzana, California headquarters, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), one of the 20th Century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ 70+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes including Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson Napier of Venus, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.
For more information, please contact: James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; (818) 344-0181; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.edgarriceburroughs.com