Jeff Zucker’s RedBird IMI & ex-Time president Ian Orefice launch EverWonder Studio

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RedBird IMI, the investment platform launched by former CNN chief Jeff Zucker and RedBird Capital Partners, has founded a new unscripted company with ex-Time president Ian Orefice.

EverWonder Studio will finance, produce and distribute non-fiction features, docs and series from its office in New York.

It plans to expand to LA and Europe, with plans to attract “industry leading filmmakers and journalists who share a passion for storytelling that resonates on a global stage.”

The launch comes shortly after Orefice stepped down as president & COO at Time and its subsidiary, Time Studios, which he founded in 2020.

Orefice said: “It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to create a home for the world’s most talented creatives, partnering with one of the most prolific storytellers of all time in Jeff Zucker and now RedBird IMI.

“Focusing on the most impactful and entertaining global stories, there has never been a better time to launch an independent premium content studio than right now.”

Zucker added: “We can partner with him and back his vision to launch a non-scripted company of his own at a time when that kind of quality programming is in such great demand across the globe.”

Zucker exited CNN in 2022 after failing to disclose a relationship with a colleague.

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