All3Media America and Cinetic Media today announced the establishment of an original content development fund. The two businesses will come together to create premium film and television content through investment in IP and collaboration with elite filmmakers. The partnership will leverage both All3Media America’s leading development and production expertise with Cinetic’s expansive access to project IP and its talent roster. The fund will enable the partners to contribute their complementary areas of specialty to focus on premium storytelling for a wide array of global platforms and audiences.
Cinetic Media, a market leader in independent film led by John Sloss, has enjoyed recent high profile successes in feature and documentary work over the last year, most notably as the financing architects and executive producers of Best Picture Academy Award-winner Green Book and by playing a role in three of the five Oscar-nominated documentaries in 2018, including 2019 Best Documentary Academy Award-winner Free Solo. Other notable company successes include Amy, Boyhood and Little Miss Sunshine. The company will contribute its broad expertise in entertainment financing, film sales, strategic advisory services and talent management and packaging to the partnership.
The All3Media America team will contribute its substantial television experience developing and producing popular and Emmy Award-winning hits including United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN), as well as content financing and distribution through All3Media International and significant global impact through its British parent company All3Media. All3Media houses the production companies behind titles ranging from the multiple Emmy Award-winning hit TV series Fleabag (BBC/Amazon) to the upcoming Catherine the Great (SKY/HBO).
“Over nearly two decades, Cinetic Media has specialized in ensuring the right combination of factors are in place to get powerful and entertaining content made and distributed,” said John Sloss, principal/founder of Cinetic Media. “Our partnership with All3Media America gives us access to development and producing, which are new and exciting areas consistent with our mandate as a service company built around providing the broadest number of tools to empower elite creative talent.”
“This new venture is a testament to the shared philosophy between All3Media America and Cinetic Media,” said Tim Pastore, CEO of All3Media America. “This partnership will supercharge the acquisition of new IP by providing the necessary resources for storytellers to realize their vision and create world-class content for a multitude of platforms. With its history and body of work, Cinetic Media is a remarkable partner to have, and together we’re creating a single focused entity that covers every aspect of content creation from development to global distribution.”
Julia Zak has been hired as a senior development executive who will be focused on sourcing existing IP and developing original concepts. In her previous experience at WME and Red Wagon Entertainment, Zak has focused on highlighting female filmmakers and creators of color. Building on the expertise and global success of scripted content produced within the All3Media group, the fund also marks a commitment towards identifying growth opportunities. This latest deal adds to All3Media America’s growing portfolio of production companies that includes Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Main Event Media, Maverick TV, Nexiko, Objective Media Group, Optomen Productions, Relevé Entertainment, Studio Lambert, Gordon Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay, and Woodman Park Productions.
About All3Media America
All3Media America is the U.S. arm of global independent television, film and digital production group All3Media. With teams in Los Angeles and New York, All3Media America’s portfolio companies are responsible for hits that include the Emmy Award-winning Undercover Boss for CBS, the Emmy Award-winning United Shades of America for CNN, Chrisley Knows Best for USA, 24 Hours to Hell and Back with Gordon Ramsay for FOX, the Emmy Award-winning Cash Cab for Discovery, Worst Cooks in America for Food Network and Betrayed for Investigation Discovery. All3Media’s unique federal structure, a model followed in both the U.S. and worldwide., encourages the creative and strategic independence of its growing roster of production companies. Today comprised of 30 global production companies and counting, All3Media is one of the largest production houses in the world. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.
About Cinetic Media
Since its launch in 2001, Cinetic has been an influential force for innovation, discipline, and transparency in the creation and distribution of all forms of entertainment content. Best known for orchestrating industry-shaping finance and sales transactions for independent films – including some of the largest sales in both Sundance and Cannes history – Cinetic provides behind-the-scenes advisory, consulting, and enhancement services to content creators, producers, and financiers across every facet of creative and business development related to entertainment content. These services include film and television financing, global content sales, talent management, and corporate advisory work. Cinetic served as the financing architects and executive producers of Best Picture Academy Award winner Green Book, helped bring to fruition three of the five multiple Oscar-nominated documentaries of 2019, and brokered the largest documentary sale in history with the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez profile Knock Down the House.
Cinetic is led by industry veteran John Sloss, who has produced or executive produced films including Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and the “Before” series, Peter Farrelly’s Academy Award winning Green Book, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck and I’m Not There, Errol Morris’s Academy Award winning The Fog of War, Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry, Charles Ferguson’s recent Watergate series, and Ethan Hawke’s Sundance Award winning Blaze.
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