Brent Montgomery


Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group launches brand and marketing division

Brent Montgomery’s fast-expanding Wheelhouse Group has launched a brand and marketing arm. Labeled Wheelhouse Labs, the new division is to connect creators and talent with various brands with the aim of forging organic partnerships that transcend branded content. Wheelhouse has appointed former Diageo North America exec Dan Sanborn (pictured) as president of the new venture. […]

CAA agent Scott Lonker boards Jimmy Kimmel prodco

CAA agent Scott Lonker has been named president of Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Montgomery’s Kimmelot prodco. Launched as a “creative lab” driven by late night host Kimmel, the business – which sits under Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment – creates content across unscripted, scripted, digital and mobile, with initial projects focused on comedy. Kimmelot sits alongside unscripted […]

Montgomery’s Wheelhouse partners with digital content studio Portal A

Wheelhouse Entertainment, founded and led by former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, has struck an investment and partnership deal with content studio Portal A. Founded by Nate Houghteling, Kai Hasson and Zach Blume, the studio works with emerging talent to develop, produce and distribute branded and original content. The company claims to have achieved 500% […]

Brent Montgomery taps A+E’s Sean Cohan for Wheelhouse

Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment has hired 15-year veteran of A+E Networks Sean Cohan as its new president. Cohan will work closely with Montgomery and Wheelhouse’s chief strategy officer Ed Simpson. He will remain with A+E Networks through the end of 2018 to manage a smooth transition for the company and its global leadership team. He […]

Jimmy Kimmel & Brent Montgomery form content venture

Comedian, writer and producer Jimmy Kimmel has forged a partnership with Wheelhouse Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery for a new content venture. Kimmel and Montgomery will form a new media company, Kimmelot, to operate in partnership with Wheelhouse Entertainment. The late-night talk show host will also become a partner in Wheelhouse, an enterprise Montgomery created in […]

Montgomery names Spoke’s leadership team

Brent Montgomery, ITV America’s former CEO, has named the team he will work with to lead Spoke Studios, the first production label for his new venture Wheelhouse Entertainment. Montgomery departed from ITV this January and announced the launch of his media and marketing business, Wheelhouse, shortly after. Under the Wheelhouse umbrella, Spoke was launched in […]

Montgomery opens Wheelhouse Entertainment

ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery has launched his new media and marketing business, Wheelhouse Entertainment. Last week, it emerged Montgomery was leaving ITV, where he has been since selling Leftfield Entertainment to the UK broadcaster in 2014, to launch a new venture. Wheelhouse will comprise offices in New York and LA, focusing on talent-driven partnerships […]

Brent Montgomery leaving ITV America to launch venture

Brent Montgomery is exiting his CEO spot at ITV America to create a new entertainment company. David George will succeed him at ITV’s unscripted US arm, having previously been president. Montgomery has led ITV America as chief executive since 2015, having sold the production group he created, Leftfield Entertainment, to ITV for an initial US$360 […]

Twofour & ITV cousin to coproduce in US

Twofour Group’s US programming will have cousin ITV America (ITVA) attached as a coproducer from now on. A deal between ITVA and Twofour America means the former’s in-house arm, ITV Creative, will coproduce programmes and formats from the latter. Twofour’s US arm in turn gets access to ITVA’s infrastructure and resources. As a result, new […]

Leftfield names new co-presidents

A pair of Leftfield Pictures producers has been upped to co-presidents at the ITV America (ITVA)-owned company. Gretchen Palek (right) and Shawn Witt (below left) have been handed the roles, and will report to ITVA president David George, the former CEO of Leftfield Entertainment. Palek was previously senior VP of talent and casting at Alone […]

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