Jupiter Entertainment

‘Snapped’ producer Jupiter Entertainment partners with All Def

US prodco Jupiter Entertainment has inked an overall deal with multi-platform media company All Def to adapt its library of content, IP and social media channels into long-form entertainment. All Def is a digital platform that produces comedy, cultural and hip-hop content. It was acquired by LA-based digital studio Culture Genesis, which focuses on remixing […]

Sky-backed Jupiter appoints Hudson Media’s Chris Spry for development

Sky-backed US producer Jupiter Entertainment has rejigged its senior management team, appointing Chris Spry from Hudson Media to oversee development and promoting two of its existing execs. Spry becomes VP of development at Jupiter, which recently named Patrick Reardon as president after the exit of Allison Wallach, while veterans Harrison Land and Todd Moss become […]

Jupiter Entertainment appoints Roc Nation alum as president

Sky-owned Jupiter Entertainment has named producer and former Roc Nation executive Patrick Reardon as president. Reardon replaces Allison Wallach, who plans to step down at the end of the year to explore new options although she remains in discussion with the company about possible roles. Jupiter’s credits include true crime franchises such as Snapped (Oxygen), […]

Sky Studios unveils US-based production hub, appoints Jupiter exec to lead

Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky, is launching a production services hub in the US and has appointed a Jupiter Entertainment exec to run it. The Hive Collective (The Hive) will work in collaboration with Sky Studios’ production expertise in Europe and will have its bases in New […]

Jupiter strikes co-pro deal with Chris Deaux’s Two Fifteen West

Jupiter Entertainment has signed an overall co-production deal with veteran producer Chris Deaux (pictured) and his Two Fifteen West Entertainment. Under the deal, Deaux will create, develop and produce unscripted programming to be co-produced with Jupiter in the US as well as internationally. Deaux and his team will be based in Los Angeles and work […]

TV One orders true crime original

US cable net TV One has greenlit Evidence of Innocence, a true crime series in which civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump looks at stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. 3815 Media and Jupiter Entertainment are making the series, the latest in an ongoing raft of true crime shows coming out […]

New McKillop prodco pacts with Sky Vision

Former A&E controller and Propagate Content co-founder David McKillop has resurfaced with a production pact with UK distributor Sky Vision and its New York subsidiary, Jupiter Entertainment. McKillop’s new prodco, Europa, will be housed in Jupiter’s Manhattan offices. It will, however, function as an independent producer that aims to produce scripted and factual series. McKillop […]

Discovery, National Enquirer prep cold case series

Discovery has greenlit a true crime series looking at the infamous cold case of JonBenét Ramsey, the child beauty queen who was killed in her own home in Boulder, Colorado, on Boxing Day, 1996. JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery (WT), for the Investigation Discovery channel, is billed as an event series and will run on […]

Sky buys US prodco Jupiter

UK satellite broadcaster Sky has acquired a majority stake in US-based producer Jupiter Entertainment. The 21st Century Fox-backed broadcaster has taken 60% of Jupiter for an undisclosed amount. Nineteen-year-old Jupiter is best known for TLC’s Myrtle Manor, Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska, Oxygen’s Snapped and ID’s Homicide Hunter. It becomes the third prodco Sky has […]