Fox Entertainment & Gordon Ramsay cook up global prodco in overall deal

Fox Entertainment in the US and British chef, restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsay have teamed to launch a new joint production venture, Studio Ramsay Global.

The jointly owned company will develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for Fox, as well as its ad-supported streamer Tubi and other platforms worldwide.

Studio Ramsay Global will also acquire 100% of the Ramsay’s existing prodco, the All3Media-backed Studio Ramsay, with the purchase funded by Fox. TBI understands that Fox won out over a number of other interested parties to secure the deal.

The new company, which will be based in both London and LA, will be run by Ramsay and will serve as the exclusive production home for all new series featuring or produced by the celebrity chef. Ramsay is best known as the creator and host of long-running culinary formats such as Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, both of which adapted by Fox in the US.

Fox Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment, which is led by Rob Wade, will oversee the production of all new programmes produced by the new company, including the upcoming cooking competition Next Level Chef.

Content for other platforms, will meanwhile continue to be produced by their respective production companies, with Studio Ramsay CCO Lisa Edwards taking on new responsibilities within the new outfit.

Studio Ramsay Global’s inaugural board of directors will be comprised of Gordon Ramsay, Rob Wade and Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier.

Ramsay launched Studio Ramsay in the UK in 2016, producing series including Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back, The F-Word With Gordon Ramsay and Gordon, Gino And Fred’s Road Trip.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, not just for me, but for the team at Studio Ramsay. We’ll be creating food and lifestyle ideas, but also developing an incredible new talent pool of food, drink and industry leaders to create our own culinary talent branch,” said Ramsay.

“Gordon Ramsay is the definition of partner and friend. He’s also the genius behind a global brand that represents integrity and excellence in food, lifestyle and so much more. Fox Entertainment is honored to build upon its long-term relationship with Gordon as, together, we introduce Studio Ramsay Global,” added Collier.

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