Our mission at Scout Comics and Entertainment is to guide you through the vast world of multimedia, discovering exceptional talent and epic stories that will inspire you to explore with us.
We develop and publish creator-owned comics. By consistently bringing exciting new, talented voices and their Intellectual Property to market, we have established ourselves as a pipeline to major studios and producers for some the of best new characters, ripe for development in TV, Film, Digital, Mobile, VR, and video games.
Brendan Deneen – CEO
In addition to being Scout's CEO, Brendan is also the author of Marvel's 'Night Night Groot,' the editor of the New York Times-bestselling WALKING DEAD novels and has film/TV projects with Brad Pitt's Plan B, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Charlize Theron and others. He is the former development/production executive for Scott Rudin and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.
James Pruett - CCO, Publisher
James brings extensive industry experience stretching over two decades. He began his career as one of the co-creators of the Eisner Award-nominated anthology series NEGATIVE BURN before becoming the Managing Editor/Associate Publisher of Caliber Comics. During his time there, he was instrumental in propelling Caliber to its height as a top ten comic publisher.
In addition to editing hundreds of titles from Caliber, Image, Avatar, Tusk and others , James also created and/or wrote the comic series MINDBENDER, MIDNIGHT SKY, THE APPARITION, BLACK MIST, BOOK OF ANGELS, NEW WORLDS ANTHOLOGY, and CALIBER CORE, as well as co-scripting the fan-favorite KAOS MOON series and penning an issue of X-MEN UNLIMITED with Mike Deodato for Marvel. Following Caliber, James served as Editor for Tusk and has continued to work in the financial securities field for the past 14 years.
James Haick III - President
James Haick III, is the writer/creator of SOLAR FLARE, THE MALL, & LONG LIVE PRO WRESTLING, & THIRD WAVE 99. He heads Scout’s marketing division, web store and new headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. He has years of sales experience and continues to manage his own financial services practice in Bonita Springs, FL.
Tennessee Edwards -CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)
Tennessee Edwards, an Executive Producer and TV veteran with 15 years of experience. After getting his start in Hollywood as an intern at New Line Pictures, on Lord of the Rings, he transitioned into docu-reality TV where he has produced shows for FOX, SPIKE, MTV, FYI, A&E, and many other networks. Tennessee also works with branded content, TV/ Film development and social media.
Don Handfield – CMO (Chief Media Officer)
Don is a filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, comic book creator, and novelist. He is the co-creator of History Channel's drama series Knightfall, one of the top cable drama launches of 2017. He produced The Founder starring Michael Keaton and Kill The Messenger starring two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner. Handfield wrote and directed the Saturn Award-winning film Touchback starring Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti. Handfield also wrote the novel, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Handfield co-wrote the comic book series THE RIFT, THE MALL, UNIKORN, LOOT, and THE SOURCE.