Asylum Entertainment Group

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 […]

Asylum’s Content Group hires NBCU duo for production & partnerships

Asylum Entertainment Group-owned The Content Group (TCG) has hired two NBCUniversal (NBCU) execs to lead its production and partnerships. The Sins Of The Amish producer has named Shanon Smith as SVP of production, while Sandra Young becomes VP of current production & partnerships. Smith has worked in TV for more than two decades and will lead […]

The Content Group boosts creative with development appointments

US-based The Content Group, has expanded its creative team with two new senior development appointments. Ariel Bozell has been promoted to SVP of development at the company, which is part of the Asylum Entertainment Group, while Amanda Perse has joined as senior manager of development. Both will work alongside senior director of Development Lynn Hamilton, […]

Former Bunim Murray exec Ben Salter takes 72 Steps into Asylum

Former Bunim Murray Productions (BMP) exec Ben Salter has linked up with Asylum Entertainment Group’s founder and CEO Steve Michaels on a new joint venture prodco. 72 Steps Media has been launched with Asylum-backed producer The Content Group and will see Salter working with Michaels and Jodi Flynn, president of The Content Group, on new […]

Sky Studios expands unscripted by backing Jeff Collins’ prodco Catalina Content

UK-based Sky Studios has further expanded its production interests by backing an LA-based outfit fronted by Jeff Collins, whose former company Collins Avenue Entertainment was recently sold by the troubled Kew Media Group. Collins becomes president of Catalina Content and will oversee all creative – from development to current – and be tasked with creating […]

The Content Group buys ‘Dance Moms’ producer Collins Avenue from Kew Media

The Content Group, part of Steve Michael’s Asylum Entertainment Group, has acquired Dance Moms producer Collins Avenue Entertainment from Kew Media Group. Collins Avenue is the second company to break away from trouble-hit Kew Media this month, following in the footsteps of Glasgow based producer Two Rivers Media. TCG will retain all of Collins Avenue’s […]

TBI Weekly: Why the future is Sound for TV producers

The long-heralded age of audio is finally coming of age, and if you’re a savvy TV producer, you’d be remiss to underestimate the field, now rife with opportunities for cost-effective storytelling – not all of which needs to be spun off for TV.   The last fortnight alone has seen the launch of two international […]

Asylum Entertainment Group launches audio venture Audity

Asylum Entertainment Group (AEG) is the latest business to get into the podcasting world with the launch of new audio venture Audity. Audity will create podcasts and audio-focused content, partnering with celebrities, influencers and other storytellers. The business will span a podcast division producing across an array of genres, including variety, music, sports, crime, lifestyle […]

Asylum hires ITVSGE, UKTV alum Ronan Hand for UK office

Asylum Entertainment Group (AEG) has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) exec Ronan Hand to head up its newly launched UK office in London. Hand becomes senior VP of global content and is in charge of presenting IP from within the AEG family of companies to the international marketplace. He will also lead AEG’s […]