GRB Entertainment


GRB Entertainment rebrands, promotes Cru to president

Intervention producer GRB Entertainment has rebranded as GRB Studios and promoted Scot Cru to president of the restructured business. The rebrand comes as the Los Angeles-based producer-distributor looks to expand internationally and move into the premium content space. Cru, who joined earlier this year as president of GRB’s international sales and distribution, has been promoted […]

GRB hires Mark Burnett’s Cru as int’l chief

Former Mark Burnett Productions executive C. Scot Cru has been announced as the new president of international at GRB. GRB have drafted in Cru to manage the profitability and growth of GRB’s international distribution division including sales, acquisitions and production. His arrival is the latest step in GRB’s drive towards growing its international footprint. “I […]

GRB & DEFY Media partner for cross-platform originals

GRB Entertainment and DEFY Media have partnered to develop and distribute an original programming slate for domestic and international distribution. GRB most recently acquired international rights to DEFY series Man at Arms and Super Fan Builds, earning the traditionally linear production company a presence in the millennial and Gen Z space. Similarly DEFY will now […]

Networks explore factual with GRB

GRB Entertainment has made wildlife and extreme nature programme sales to broadcasters in Japan, China, France and Poland. Nippon Television Japan and Hubu Media China both picked up When Fish Attack, an in depth, analytical look at unexpected underwater attacks. Hubu also acquired When Animals Bite Back, which features real-life encounters with captive and wild […]

GRB sells docs to Brazil, Japan and UK

GRB Entertainment has sold four of its documentaries to broadcasters in Brazil, Japan and the UK. Nippon Television Network in Japan acquired Michael Sam, a 65-minute doc spotlighting the life of Sam who is the first openly gay US football player in the NFL. Sky UK acquired two docs. Confessions of a Superhero follows the […]

News brief: Sky buys Hostage: Do or Die

Sky has acquired true crime series Hostage: Do or Die. The factual show recounts hostage-taking situations with testimony from both hostages and negotiators. The UK pay TV operator bought the series from GRB Entertainment. The distributor announced another true crime sale, with ETV in Africa buying On the Case, which is an in-depth look at […]

Ex-Sonar exec Zuccarelli returns to GRB

Marielle Zuccarelli has left Sonar Entertainment and rejoined GRB Entertainment. She will be COO at GRB, the producer and distributor she was at between 2003-2012, running sales. In addition to overseeing development, distribution and acquisitions at GRB, Zuccarelli will also launch a new branded entertainment division at the company. Longtime GRB exec Michael Branton will […]

Canuck prodco hires Dakota exec for sales

Canadian producer Media Ranch has hired a senior VP, business development and distribution, TBI has learned. Christos Sourligas has been drafted in from Dakota Pictures, where he was VP, distribution. He is a 20-year industry veteran, and has previously worked for FarMore Distribution and Just For Laughs, both in VP, distribution posts. He has written […]

Discovery unearths Untold Stories of the E.R.

Discovery Networks in Latin America, Hispanic America and Europe has acquired real-life hospital series Untold Stories of the E.R. Discovery Networks Latin America has bought four seasons of the show, plus new specials, from LA-based distributor GRB Entertainment. Hispanic US- focused Discovery En Español took the specials and two seasons, while Discovery Networks Europe took […]

Deal Monitor: week starting Nov 23

A round-up of all the key deals in international television this week (beginning November 23, 2015; most recent from top). New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and China’s Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company are to coproduce Kiddets, a sister series to The WotWots Europe-based NRK, SVT, YLE and VRT have prebought Irish live-action/animation hybrid Little Roy from JAM Media […]