Gunpowder & Sky

Gunpowder & Sky hires Fly on the Wall’s Catti Alvarez & Abominable’s Natalie Gergely

LA-based prodco Gunpowder & Sky has landed Fly on the Wall Entertainment’s Catti Alvarez and Abominable Pictures’ exec Natalie Gergely. Alvarez becomes VP of unscripted development having been director of development at Fly on the Wall, where she had credits on Crime Scene Kitchen for Fox and Million Dollar Mile for CBS. Gergely joins as […]

Gunpowder & Sky lights up FAST move for horror brand Alter

LA-based producer Gunpowder & Sky is moving its horror brand Alter into the FAST business with a new channel to be launched. The FAST offering will be available across platforms including Samsung TV Plus, Stirr and Redbox this quarter, with more platforms to follow later this year. All Alter seasons of originals from the brand […]

HBO Max & The CW pick up ‘Wellington Paranormal’ in first joint-acquisition

The CW Network and HBO Max have both picked up New Zealand horror mockumentary Wellington Paranormal for its US debut, marking the first time that the two WarnerMedia brands have jointly acquired a series. Each episode will first air on The CW and then be made available on the network’s ad-supported platforms, The CW app […]

Gunpowder & Sky hires Primal Media alum for unscripted

LA-based producer Gunpowder & Sky has hired former Primal Media exec Paul Evans to oversee development for the company. Evans becomes head of unscripted at the producer’s London office having most recently been a consultant for All3Media-owned Optomen Television. Before that he headed up development for UK prodco Primal Media and has credits on shows […]

Quibi unveils daily show with Complex Networks, sells out of advertising spots

Quibi has ordered a daily hip-hop show from Complex Networks, and revealed it has sold out of advertising spaces for its first year. The untitled hip-hop programme is being produced by Complex Networks and Den of Thieves with Gunpowder & Sky and is set to explore music but also subjects such as clothing and art. […]

AT&T digital chief to lead Chernin’s Otter as CEO

US-based digital media investments firm Otter Media has appointed a new CEO, who will transfer down from shareholder AT&T. Tony Goncalves has been appointed to the role having consulted with the business since its inception in 2014. Otter has been looking for a new chief since president Sarah Harden became CEO of Hello Sunshine, a […]

Ex-Endemol Shine exec joins Van Toffler firm

Former Endemol Shine Beyond UK digital exec Randel Bryan has joined Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky. Bryan will lead a new international arm of the fledgling company, which former MTV entertainment chief Toffler launched with another ex-Endemol Shine Group exec, Floris Bauer, last year. Gunpowder & Sky International will be based in London, with Bryan […]

Reese Witherspoon, Chernin JV form content firm

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has created a female-focused content company, tapping the COO of a content recommendation that Hulu recently acquired to run the prodco. Witherspoon has hooked up with Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, to create Hello Sunshine, which is billed as a “cross-brand and consumer-facing content company […]

Toffler’s studio ‘lovechild of YouTube & Netflix’

Former Viacom Media Networks channels boss Van Toffler has joined forces with a former Endemol strategy chief and Peter Chernin-backed Otter Media to create a digital-first content studio. Toffler (left) has described LA-based Gunpowder & Sky as “the defiant lovechild of YouTube, the MCNs and Netflix”, and will produce across various genres, formats and content […]