DC has decided to move the offices of its comics division from their long-standing location in 1700 Broadway, New York, NY to Burbank, CA in order to bring it closer (presumably metaphorically, as well as physically) to DC’s entertainment division. Newsarama reports that DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson announced the move to the company’s New York staff on Tuesday, October 29, via a company-wide e-mail. The move is estimated to take place sometime in 2015.
Nelson’s e-mail reads as follows:
Dear DCE Team,
As I hope you know, I and the entire DCE exec team work hard to offer transparency about as much of our business plans and results as we possibly and responsibly can. In an effort to continue to do that where possible and to ensure you are hearing news from us, rather than a third party, I am proactively reaching out to you this afternoon to share news about our business.
I can confirm that plans are in the works to centralize DCE’s operations in 2015. Next week, the Exec Team will be in New York for a series of meetings to walk everyone through the plans to relocate the New York operations to Burbank. The move is not imminent and we will have more than a year to work with the entire company on a smooth transition for all of us, personally and professionally.
Everyone on the New York staff will be offered an opportunity to join their Burbank colleagues and those details will be shared with you individually, comprehensively and thoughtfully next week. Meeting notifications will be sent tomorrow to ensure the roll out of this information and how it affects the company and you personally.
We know this will be a big change for people and we will work diligently to make this as smooth and seamless a transition as possible.
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