Wheelhouse Entertainment

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 […]

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 […]