L.A.-based B17 Entertainment (part of Sony Pictures Television) has powered up its development team with a series of promotions, while also brining on a new hire. Read more via Realscreen.
WME has signed filmmaker R.J. Cutler and his production company This Machine, fresh off the announcement of Cutler’s upcoming documentary on Elton John. Read more via Deadline.
Elton John is the latest pop music icon to be the subject of a feature documentary. Disney+ is working with filmmakers R.J. Cutler and David Furnish on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend. The documentary will incorporate unseen concert footage of John from over the past 50 […]
American Idol will sing another song. The long-running singing competition has been renewed for a sixth season on ABC and a 21st season overall. Read more via Deadline.
Deadline: Don Cheadle & Adam Scott’s Production Banners Team On ‘Quitman 10+2’ Voter Suppression TV Drama
Don Cheadle’s This Radicle Act banner and Adam Scott’s Gettin’ Rad Productions have joined forces to tell the tale of the 2010 arrest of a dozen Black politicians and operatives in Georgia over alleged voter fraud, and the fallout that followed. Read more via Deadline.
In 2021, Industrial Media created and produced more than 100 nonfiction programs, overseeing the “90 Day Fiancé” franchise, “American Idol,” “Indian Matchmaking,” “Night Stalker,” “Selena + Chef” and more. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced last month it will acquire Industrial Media, one of the top independent nonfiction production companies who work alongside 19 Entertainment, B17 Entertainment, […]
The Hollywood Reporter: Sony Plans Major Unscripted Content Expansion With $350M Deal for Industrial Media
Industrial’s Eli Holzman will lead nonfiction entertainment for Sony, with SPT alternative and syndication EVP Holly Jacobs to exit for an overall deal. Suzanne Prete will shift to a new role as EVPof game show production. Read more via THR.
Variety: Sony Pictures TV to Acquire Industrial Media, Production Company Behind ‘American Idol,’ in $350 Million Deal￼￼
Sony Pictures Television sealed a deal to acquire Industrial Media, a major nonfiction TV production company whose portfolio includes “90 Day Fiancé,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol.” Read more via Variety.
Sony Pictures Television made major inroads into the factual and unscripted space on Thursday (March 3), announcing the acquisition of major non-fiction production company Industrial Media and the establishment of a new SPT game-show production division. Read more via Realscreen.
Deadline: Sony Pictures Television Acquires Industrial Media In $300M+ Deal, Restructures Its Unscripted Operations
Sony Pictures Television is expanding its unscripted footprint in a big way. The TV studio has signed an agreement to acquire independent nonfiction production company Industrial Media whose portfolio includes such series as American idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and So You Think You Can Dance. Upon closing, Sony Pictures will acquire a majority controlling interest in Industrial Media based […]