Asylum Entertainment Group

Asylum Entertainment Group expands into Canada under Texas Crew’s Brad Bernstein

Endeavor-owned Asylum Entertainment Group is expanding into Canada, with the opening of a new Vancouver office to be headed up by Texas Crew Productions’ CCO Brad Bernstein. The production group said that the move would allow it to “take advantage of Canada’s production friendly environment.” Bernstein currently oversees more than 50 hours of factual programming, […]

Endeavor’s Asylum Entertainment buys into Ian Lamarra’s Soho Studios

Endeavor-owned Asylum Entertainment Group has made an undisclosed investment in Ian Lamarra’s Soho Studios Entertainment aimed at expanding its international growth. Soho Studios was launched by former Alaska TV creative director Lamarra in 2022 alongside co-founding directors Paul Sandler and Francis Ridley. The size of Asylum’s stake in Soho Studios has not been revealed, but […]

Asylum forges non-fiction pact with Scott Weintrob’s Large Eyes Entertainment

Endeavor’s Asylum Entertainment Group has forged a creative partnership with producer-director Scott Weintrob and his Large Eyes Entertainment. Under the pact, LA-based Large Eyes will produce premium non-fiction long-form projects under Asylum’s umbrella. Weintrob is behind titles including Savage x Fenty Show on Amazon Prime, the upcoming adventure series Orlando Bloom: To The Edge for […]

Dawn Airey, Nigel Hall & Russ Lindsay launch prodco Moon&Back, with Asylum backing

Veteran UK executives Dawn Airey, Nigel Hall and Russ Lindsay have launched Moon&Back Media, a new, London-based unscripted production company, with backing from Endeavor-owned Asylum Entertainment Group. Airey was the first director of programmes for Channel 5 and has also held roles as the control of arts & ents at Channel 4; MD of Sky […]

Asylum Entertainment re-hires Ben Bitonti & lands ITV America alum Eric Hobermanto

Endeavor’s Asylum Entertainment Group has re-hired Ben Bitonti to become its chief creative office and landed former ITV America exec Eric Hobermanto lead development. Bitonti will lead creative development and production at Asylum and rejoins the company having previously been its VP of development, working on Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design And Conquer for Bravo and […]

News round-up: China says ‘Let’s Go!’ to ‘Teletubbies’; Dandelooo teams with Midolala; Asylum strikes co-pro deal with Tom Morello

China says ‘Let’s Go!’ to ‘Teletubbies’ WildBrain has struck a range of new licensing deals for shows in its Teletubbies franchise in China, the UK and Canada. The recently reimagined live-action Teletubbies series (26 x 12-minutes), which launched on Netflix in December 2022, has sold in China to Youku, launching 1 June for an exclusive six-month window, […]

Endeavor invests in Asylum Entertainment as group looks to “supercharge” M&A plans

US entertainment group Endeavor has invested in LA-based Asylum Entertainment Group – the parent company of production companies The Content Group, Texas Crew Productions, Big City TV, Breaklight Pictures, and Audity. Asylum will become part of Endeavor’s unscripted content division, led by Rebecca Sanhueza, EVP of content strategy & development and head of non-scripted content […]

News round-up: TV3 Estonia challenges ‘Mastermind’; Peacock investigates Robert Wone murder; Asylum strikes NY Post first-look deal

TV3 Estonia challenges ‘Mastermind’ TV3 Estonia has licensed the BBC Studios quiz format Mastermind, with an 11-part series due to air on the channel next month. Teet Margna, the local host for formats such as Jeopardy and Family Feuds, will be taking on the role of quiz master and will also produce the series. Airing in the UK for over 50 […]

The Content Group hires Fremantle, ITVS alum amid development push

Asylum Entertainment Group’s The Content Group (TCG) has landed a former Fremantle exec as its SVP of content development. Matt Wrablik is charged with developing docuseries and formats for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, and will be based out of both the LA and Nashville offices. He will work alongside the expanding development team, including fellow SVP […]

Asylum Entertainment Group acquires ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!’ prodco Texas Crew

LA-based Asylum Entertainment Group has acquired Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! producer Texas Crew Productions. Asylum said that the acquisition of the Austin-based indie would allow it to further diversify its slate, with the company now sitting alongside unscripted label The Content Group, scripted division Asylum TV and audio platform Audity. In return, David Karabinas-led Texas […]