Jake Avnet

Ex-Weinstein, NBCU execs join US digital prodco

Indigenous Media, the digital producer backed by ITV, has hired executive VPs from The Weinstein Company and NBCUniversal. Culver City-based Indigeous plans to expand its production and development slate next year, and as such has hired Dan Fast, who was director of scripted television at War & Peace prodco Weinstein, as executive VP, development. Maira […]

ITV, WPP back new Avnet digital producer

UK broadcaster ITV and advertising giant WPP are the main investors in Indigenous Media, a digital production group from filmmakers Jon and Jake Avnet and Rodridgo Garcia. For ITV, the launch comes less than a week after it invested in New York-based digital prodco Believe Entertainment Group, while WPP has had a major effect on […]

Julia Stiles partners with WIGS on second web series

Fox-backed YouTube drama channel WIGS has ordered a new four-part series from actress Julia Stiles, and recommissioned two others. Paloma will star Grace Gummer (Gigantic, Margin Call) as a young woman dealing with unpredictable relationships at home and at work. Stiles writes and directs, with Rhys Coiro (Entourage) and Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) also attached. […]