Wheelhouse Entertainment

Stellify eyes US with Wheelhouse Entertainment format deal

Belfast indie Stellify Media has struck a deal with US production company Wheelhouse Entertainment to bring the Northern Irish company’s newest formats – Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Secret Body – to the US market. The companies will co-produce any commissions for the two shows. Celebrity Snoop Dogs launched on UK comcaster Channel 4 in April […]

Wheelhouse Entertainment grows in-house creative team with exec trio

US production company Wheelhouse Entertainment has expanded its in-house production and creative team, with the appointment of former All3Media America, Discovery and Truly Original execs. Wally Parks has been hired as EVP of production, joining Wheelhouse having served in the same role at All3Media America, as well as Studio Lambert and Tijuana Entertainment before that. […]

Hulu partners with Forbes for WeWork documentary

US streamer Hulu has picked up an as-yet untitled documentary exploring the meteoric rise and fall of shared workplace company WeWork. The feature length doc is from US-based Silicon Cowboys producer Campfire, part of Wheelhouse Entertainment, plus Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media. Jed Rothstein (The China Hustle) will direct. It will chronicle the life of […]

Wheelhouse Entertainment opens Newen’s ‘Wonderbox’

US-based Wheelhouse Entertainment has optioned the US rights to French outfit Newen Distribution’s primetime entertainment format The Wonderbox. Described as a “feel-good series”, the show brings celebrities into a “high-end, shiny floor environment”, where they are then presented with different ‘Wonderboxes’ full of surprises. The series aired earlier this year on French broadcaster France 3, […]

Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse lands Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine

Wheelhouse Entertainment, part of the production and investment firm launched by former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, has struck an exclusive overall deal with Adam Levine, the frontman of band Maroon 5. The singer-songwriter will produced scripted and unscripted content for all platforms through his 222 Productions banner, with the prodco’s president Josh Gummersall and […]

A+E alum Sean Cohan departs Wheelhouse Entertainment after just over a year in role

Former A+E Networks veteran Sean Cohan has emerged in a new role at data measurement firm Nielsen, just over a year since joining Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. Cohan becomes chief growth officer and international president at Nielsen, having spent 15 years at A+E Networks, latterly as president of international and digital media. During his time […]

Wheelhouse Entertainment acquires events prodco Den Of Thieves

Wheelhouse Entertainment has acquired events prodco Den of Thieves, taking a majority stake in the MTV VMAs producer. The live-event, scripted and unscripted prodco was co-founded by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, and has produced the VMAs for the past 13 years, in addition to exec producing Netflix’s Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour special, Turner […]

CAA agent Scott Lonker boards Jimmy Kimmel prodco

CAA agent Scott Lonker has been named president of Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Montgomery’s Kimmelot prodco. Launched as a “creative lab” driven by late night host Kimmel, the business – which sits under Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment – creates content across unscripted, scripted, digital and mobile, with initial projects focused on comedy. Kimmelot sits alongside unscripted […]

Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]