Wheelhouse Entertainment

Wheelhouse Entertainment elevates Gardner Reed to SVP development

Wheelhouse Entertainment, the US unscripted firm led by Brent Montgomery, has promoted Gardner Reed to SVP of development. In his elevated role, the longtime development exec will focus on character-driven content, developing for Wheelhouse’s Spoke Studios, Wheelhouse DNA, and the company’s UK division, while also working with Wheelhouse partners Kimmelot, Butternut and Majordomo Media. Reed […]

Argonon’s US label Rose Rock rejigs creative team by hiring Wheelhouse exec

Argonon’s US label Rose Rock Entertainment has restructured its creative team by hiring former Wheelhouse Entertainment exec Darryl Cordova and promoting Travis Schoen. The rejig, which follows the arrival of Joe Weinstock as the first Argonon USA CEO, will see Cordova becoming senior director of development and Schoen being upped to VP of production & […]

Canada’s Bell Media hires A+E alum Sean Cohan as president, Wade Oosterman to retire

Canada’s Bell Media has hired former A+E Networks and Wheelhouse exec Sean Cohan as its president, following the retirement of Wade Oosterman. Cohan will lead the broadcaster’s networks, which include CTV, and its streaming service Crave. He will also join the board of telecoms parent BCE from 1 November, with Oosterman departing after almost two […]

Wheelhouse taps Possessed TV MD to lead new UK arm

Wheelhouse, the LA-based firm set up by CEO Brent Montgomery and Jimmy Kimmel, has launched Wheelhouse UK, a London-headquartered production arm. The new outpost will be led by Deal Or No Deal producer Glenn Hugill, the founder and MD of ITV Studio’s Possessed TV, who will serve as president at the new firm, Hugill has […]

Former Food Network boss Courtney White links with Wheelhouse for Butternut joint venture

Courtney White, the former Food Network president and HGTV GM, is launching her new prodco Butternut as a joint venture with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. The firm will create original food, home and lifestyle content and serve as a lifestyle hub for Wheelhouse, which Montgomery launched in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. White will […]

Spoke Studios appoints president, EVP moves to Wheelhouse

US prodco Spoke Studios has appointed former Shed Media and High Noon exec Pam Healey as president, while Will Nothacker has been made EVP of programming at parent company Wheelhouse Entertainment. LA-based Healey will lead creative efforts and growth strategies for Wheelhouse-owned Spoke, which is behind projects including Hype House and Goldin Auctions for Netflix […]

Argonon links with Leftfield, Spoke alum for new ‘Americana’ factual prodco

UK-based Argonon has unveiled its first US joint venture production outfit, after pairing up with a former Leftfield Pictures and Spoke Studios producer. Rose Rock Entertainment is being launched with producer Joe Weinstock, who will lead the indie as CEO. It will start business with offices on the West Coast and Oklahoma, focusing on delivering “cinematic […]

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 […]

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