Wheelhouse Entertainment


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 […]

Montgomery’s Wheelhouse partners with digital content studio Portal A

Wheelhouse Entertainment, founded and led by former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, has struck an investment and partnership deal with content studio Portal A. Founded by Nate Houghteling, Kai Hasson and Zach Blume, the studio works with emerging talent to develop, produce and distribute branded and original content. The company claims to have achieved 500% […]

Jimmy Kimmel & Brent Montgomery form content venture

Comedian, writer and producer Jimmy Kimmel has forged a partnership with Wheelhouse Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery for a new content venture. Kimmel and Montgomery will form a new media company, Kimmelot, to operate in partnership with Wheelhouse Entertainment. The late-night talk show host will also become a partner in Wheelhouse, an enterprise Montgomery created in […]

Montgomery names Spoke’s leadership team

Brent Montgomery, ITV America’s former CEO, has named the team he will work with to lead Spoke Studios, the first production label for his new venture Wheelhouse Entertainment. Montgomery departed from ITV this January and announced the launch of his media and marketing business, Wheelhouse, shortly after. Under the Wheelhouse umbrella, Spoke was launched in […]

Montgomery opens Wheelhouse Entertainment

ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery has launched his new media and marketing business, Wheelhouse Entertainment. Last week, it emerged Montgomery was leaving ITV, where he has been since selling Leftfield Entertainment to the UK broadcaster in 2014, to launch a new venture. Wheelhouse will comprise offices in New York and LA, focusing on talent-driven partnerships […]