Boardwalk Pictures, the US factual firm behind Netflix’s Chef’s Table, has sold a minority stake to investment outfit Shamrock Capital.
Founded in 2010 by Andrew Fried, Boardwalk is behind unscripted titles including Cheer, Welcome to Wrexham, Val, The Black Godfather, The Big Brunch, We Need To Talk About Cosby and Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?.
LA-based Shamrock, meanwhile, has been in operation for 45 years and concentrates exclusively on companies and creators that operate within the media, entertainment, content, communication, sports, marketing, and education sectors.
Shamrock will provide additional capital and expertise to enable Boardwalk to further build out both its team and slate of projects. Shamrock said it will ““help take Boardwalk to its next level of growth” by implementing “strategic oversight, best practices, and operational rigor to assist Boardwalk in their shared vision of growth.” Financial details were not disclosed.
“We’re excited for this next chapter, all the new opportunities that lie ahead for us and our creative partners that make up the Boardwalk community,” said Andrew Fried, Boardwalk’s CEO. “We’re so proud of the work we have put out into the world over the last decade. As our style of storytelling becomes increasingly more mainstream, we’re eager to continue to push the way that non-fiction entertainment reaches audiences around the globe.”