AGC Studios hires Magical Elves alum to head up new unscripted banner

Joel Zimmer

US-based AGC Studios has hired Magical Elves alum Joel Zimmer to lead its new subsidiary, AGC Unwritten, which will combine its unscripted and non-fiction titles under one banner.

Zimmer who was previously EVP of development at the Tinopolis-backed Magical Elves, will serve as president of AGC Unwritten, taking on the responsibility of developing, financing, producing and distributing unscripted and alternative content across various genres.

AGC Studios’ existing unscripted and non-fiction credits include the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler and documentary series Nobu. The company has also co-financed CNN Films titles Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, John Lewis: Good Trouble and Scandalous: The True Story Of The National Enquirer.

AGC Studios plans to reveal a new slate of non-fiction TV and film titles in the coming weeks, with multiple projects to be helmed by BJ Levin, who joined the company last year as EVP of non-fiction content and is now joining AGC Unwritten.

Prior to Magical Elves, Zimmer headed up Snow Day Entertainment and served as head of current for 495 Productions.

AGC Studios chairman and CEO Stuart Ford commented: “We’re privileged to have a recognised industry heavyweight like Joel on board to lead the new venture and I am looking forward to AGC evolving further into unscripted formats, gameshows, docuseries and alternative programming in the near future.”

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