Propagate Content

Exclusive: Propagate launches $50m documentary fund as new PropDocs unit staffs up

US producer-distributor Propagate has launched a $50m fund to invest in documentaries, as the LA-based firm looks to ramp up its output in the genre. Propagate, which was founded by Ben Silverman and Howard T Owens in 2015, has been expanding into docs over recent years with the company’s latest show, Anna Nicole Smith: You […]

Fox-backed Studio Ramsay Global hires Propagate’s distribution chief

Fox Entertainment-backed Studio Ramsay Global (SRG) has made its first senior executive hire with the addition of Propagate Content’s distribution chief. Cyrus Farrokh becomes SVP of strategy at the LA-based firm, which was launched last year as a joint venture between Fox and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. SRG acquired 100% of Ramsay’s former prodco, the All3Media-backed Studio […]

Propagate rejigs development & inks overall deal with Shumsky

US-based indie studio and distributor Propagate Content has promoted Chelsea Friedland to SVP of development, while also signing a multi-year overall deal with David Shumsky, to serve as unscripted content consultant. In her new role, New York-based Friedland will oversee Propagate’s unscripted slate, covering documentary features, series, and formats, and including projects in the works […]

Propagate’s Greg Lipstone resurfaces at American Song Contest

Veteran producer Greg Lipstone, the former president of Propagate Content, has been appointed as president and COO of US-based prodco American Song Contest. The firm is one of the production companies behind the upcoming NBC reality series of the same name, which is set to debut on 21 March. Based on the Eurovision Song Contest, […]

Propagate Content expands with Spanish-language division, Propagate Fuego

US-based indie studio and distributor Propagate Content has launched a new Spanish-language content division, Propagate Fuego. The new label will produce and develop original scripted and unscripted content and formats for the Spanish-language markets around the world with a specific focus on the Americas. It will be run by the company’s chairman, co-CEO and co-founder, […]

Propagate & NBA’s Russell Westbrook explore history of African American basketball

US-based Propagate Content, NBA great Russell Westbrook’s Zero World Media and the Black Fives Foundation have joined forces on a doc exploring the history of African Americans in basketball. The doc is in development and will explore the little known story of the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball, known as the Black Fives […]

Propagate Content ups Leili Mostajeran to lead in Middle East

Untold producer Propagate Content has upped its head of business affairs for the US West Coast to have oversight of the company’s operations in the Middle East. Leili Mostajeran becomes MD for the Middle East and will lead on Propagate’s content relationships and strategic partnerships across the region, working with president of distribution Cyrus Farrokh. […]

Propagate rejigs senior ranks, promotes Isabel San Vargas to equity partner

US-based Propagate Content has promoted Isabel San Vargas to become an equity partner at the company, just days after it emerged president Greg Lipstone would be departing. San Vargas has been president of production & operations since 2019, having joined the Untold and Chopped prodco three years earlier. She oversees all aspects of production and […]

Greg Lipstone steps down as president at Propagate Content

Greg Lipstone is stepping down as president at Ben Silverman and Howard Owens US-based Propagate Content. Lipstone joined the Charmed and Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer in 2018 following a three-year stint as CEO of All3Media America but is leaving Propagate to pursue new opportunities. US reports suggest he will not be replaced at […]

Propagate brings ‘Project Cupid’ to US

US-based indie Propagate Content has acquired local rights to dating format Project Cupid from Belgian distribution company Be-Entertainment. The format, which helps people with unique mental challenges find love, originally aired on Flemish channel VTM last year, with a second season already commissioned. John de Mol’s Talpa Network has also ordered a local Dutch series […]

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