ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS FIRST–LOOK DEAL WITH JUSTJENN PRODUCTIONS
JustJenn previous projects include the Mob Wives franchise and Big Ang for VH1
LOS ANGELES – March 1, 2018 – Entertainment One (eOne) today announced an overall television first-look deal to develop and co-produce unscripted content with Jennifer Graziano’s JustJenn Productions.
“Jennifer is a powerhouse in front of and behind the camera. Her instinct for finding and delivering must-see content with superb characters made Mob Wives a standout success and created a prominent brand,” said Tara Long, eOne’s EVP, Alternative Programming, Television. “We can’t wait to tap into her creative vision and ability to tell compelling stories with this partnership.”
“I’ve been carefully looking for a partner to help take my many ideas from concept to screen,” said Graziano. “Tara and the amazing team at eOne came highly recommended from network executive friends. We’ve already hit the ground running and I couldn’t be happier in this new deal. Not only am I thrilled that JustJenn will now have an LA presence, but their super aggressive, precise approach is just what I have been looking for.”
Jennifer Graziano founded JustJenn Productions with the launch of Mob Wives, VH1’s hit reality television show following the lives of four Staten Island women, each with their own “alleged” Mob connection. As the series Creator and Executive Producer, Graziano expanded the show into a successful franchise, adding a new group of ‘Syndicate Sisters’ with the debut of the first spin-off Mob Wives: Chicago. Additionally, two other shows were spawned off the success of the original series - Big Ang and Miami Monkey. Graziano has since expanded JustJenn into both unscripted and scripted television, having shows in development at both CBS Studios and HBO, where she wrote a pilot script for a series she created under her namesake banner. Graziano is represented by United Talent Agency and David Feldman of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette, Feldman, Schenkman and Goodman.
eOne‘s Alternative Programming slate of successful shows include recently premiered Death Row Chronicles for BET; 2017 Emmy® nominee for LA Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later; Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. the first biography to be authorized by the rapper’s estate for A&E; hit new series Siesta Key for MTV; The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show from executive producer Wilmer Valderrama for Fuse; Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, the docu-series following the next generation of hip-hop royalty for WE tv; and Mary Mary for WE tv.
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