Chernin’s North Road buys ‘The Last Dance’ director’s prodco Little Room Films

The Last Dance

Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company has dipped into its pockets again, this time picking up Jason Hehir’s Little Room Films.

Hehir is the director of Netflix and ESPN docuseries The Last Dance, which was produced by Words+Pictures and brought under the North Road umbrella last year.

The director, who has also been behind HBO doc Andre The Giant among numerous others, set up Little Room Films in 2021. Financial details of the acquisition have not been revealed.

The deal is The North Road’s latest unscripted acquisition after it took a “significant stake” in Two One Five Entertainment, the US prodco cofounded by The Roots duo Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and Tarik ‘Black Thought’ Trotter.

Chernin launched North Road last year after picking up the US assets of Red Arrow Studios and is backed by Providence Equity Partners and Apollo, which together provided access to $800m to fuel further acquisitions.

It also snagged a $150m investment from The Qatar Investment Authority in February.

It has since been on a buying spree, most recently acquiring Turkish prodco Karga Seven Pictures, and now claims to have over 85 active productions across the group.

The company has also been tweaking its management team, with EVP of film & TV Bill McGoldrick recently exiting, while former Showtime scripted chief Amy Israel was named president of TV earlier this month. US trade Deadline broke the Little Room news.

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