Well it’s official! The DC universe is about to get a little smaller. Mileage wise that is! DC entertainment president Diane Nelson confirmed today that their editorial operation in New York will be moved to Burbank California in 2015. As soon as next week emails will be sent to the New York staff giving everyone the opportunity to relocate to Burbank. Below is the full email Nelson sent to DC staff:
“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.
DC initially moved it’s digital and administrative offices to Burbank in 2010, shortly after DC Entertainment was formed in 2009. And while DC is moving to the west coast, its biggest competitor Marvel is staying in New York. What does this mean for the future of DC Comics? Will there be an east vs. west nerd rivalry in the future? Stay tuned to FTN for updates!!