ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS FIRST–LOOK DEAL WITH MARWAR JUNCTION PRODUCTIONS
Marwar Junction projects include A&E’s Autobiography; Lifetime’s I Am Elizabeth Smart; and AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror.
LOS ANGELES – January 25, 2018 – Entertainment One (eOne) today announced a multi-year overall television first-look deal with Emmy nominated producers, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley’s Marwar Junction Productions to develop and co-produce unscripted content.
Longstanding unscripted leaders Freed and Berkley launched their Marwar Junction banner in 2012. Most recently, the company produced A&E’s documentary anthology Autobiography, Lifetime’s scripted movie, I Am Elizabeth Smart and weekly pop-culture gossip series Bossip on WEtv. Freed and Berkley are also executive producers of AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror, set for fall of 2018. They previously launched and produced Syfy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, a reality competition series from the Jim Henson Company.
“We are thrilled to partner with Joseph and Allison. Their experience and track record of successful series reflects their ongoing commitment to quality content and we look forward to collaborating closely with them on exciting new projects,” said Tara Long, eOne’s EVP, Alternative Programming, Television.
“Joseph and I are delighted to be working with the exceptional team at eOne,” said Berkley. “Together, we will be a creative force dedicated to producing quality content.”
Freed is an Executive Producer of Little People, Big World, currently in production for a new season on TLC. Freed began his career at Entertainment Tonight, and first worked with Berkley on syndicated talk show Rachael Ray, which brought them both Daytime Emmy nominations, with Freed winning back-to-back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show in 2008 and 2009.
eOne‘s Alternative Programming slate of successful shows include recently announced 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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Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
eOne’s Alternative Television business delivered 10 series last year, through deep partnerships with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s Creature Films (Behind the Music); Matt Anderson and Nate Green‘s Purveyors of Pop (Real Housewives franchise); Kevin Healey (Scare Tactics, Fameless); Riaz Patel (How Do I Look?); Chris Deaux’s new shingle Two Fifteen West Entertainment (Millionaire Matchmaker); and Cleve Keller and Dave Noll’s Keller/Noll (Chopped).
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