ABC Orders ‘Adopted’ Comedy Pilot From Jimmy Kimmel & ‘The Green Beret’s Guide’ Duo

ABC has handed out a pilot pickup to Adopted, a single-camera comedy co-written and executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel. It hails from ABC Studios and Kimmelot, Kimmel’s joint venture with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. Written and executive produced by Kimmel and The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse creators, executive producers and stars Shawn […]

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Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures Inks Deals With AMC & Spoke Studios, Taps Steve Baker As Head Of Production

EXCLUSIVE: Zachary Quinto’s production company Before the Door Pictures is ramping up operations, signing first-look deals with AMC for scripted projects and with Spoke Studios, the production arm of Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment, for unscripted fare. Additionally, Before the Door Pictures has hired Steve Baker, former VP in HBO Series Programming, as Head of Production, […]

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‘All In The Family’ & ‘Good Times’ Set As ABC’s Next ‘Live’ Special, With Kerry Washington Executive Producing

ABC’s Emmy-winning Live In Front Of A Studio Audience is returning December 18 with a re-creation of classic episodes from Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s All In the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. Additionally, Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of The Jeffersons in […]

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LeBron James-Produced Docuseries ‘Becoming’ Ordered by Disney+ (Exclusive)

Disney+ is teaming with LeBron James on a docuseries that spotlights the upbringing for athletes and celebrities, “Becoming,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. “Becoming” is a documentary series which chronicles the origin stories of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes. Each episode takes a different celebrity back to their hometown for an inspiring look at how they […]

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The New Power of New York List 2019

Brent Montgomery Entrepreneurial innovator After the success of “Pawn Stars” at his first company, Leftfield Pictures, which he sold to ITV for $360 million in 2014, then becoming the CEO of ITV America, the reality producer last year launched the Wheelhouse Group. The 18-month-old media enterprise creates a 360-degree business model for its media, content […]

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Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group Names General Counsel Rob Lia As President

Brent Montgomery has named his longtime general counsel and business advisor Rob Lia as President of Wheelhouse Group. Lia will oversee the nascent company’s expanding operations across entertainment, marketing and investment. He will manage all business operations, planning and investing across all subsidiaries of the group including its production divisions, fledgling marketing and brand division […]

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Odell Beckham Jr. Launching Production Company, YouTube Channel With Wheelhouse (Exclusive)

Beckham’s ITN Productions will develop and create unscripted programming for TV and digital platforms. O’Dell Beckham Jr. is the latest athlete to make a Hollywood foray. The NFL star has launched his own media outfit, ITN Productions, part of a pact with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. Kicking off the production push is a YouTube channel that […]

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Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Invests in Digital Studio Portal A

The latest partnership for the year-old content hub will partner with the San Francisco and Los Angeles-based studio to build on its youth-driven and Millennial-focused content. Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment continues to rack up strategic partnerships. The year-old content operation’s latest pact is with millennial-focused digital studio Portal A, which Wheelhouse has secured both an investment […]

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