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ABC Brings Back “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” for Jimmy Kimmel-Fronted Charity Specials – TCA

ABC is bringing back Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for a series of charity specials fronted by Jimmy Kimmel to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the U.S. The Disney-owned network originally remade the British quiz format in August 1999 after Michael Davies moved from the network into production to remake the show. Kimmel will […]

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How 3 Childhood Friends With No Ad Industry Experience Became YouTube’s Longtime Agency and Made Videos for Odell Beckham and Steph Curry

Well before YouTube’s launch in 2005, college roommates Nate Houghteling and Kai Hasson were experimenting with creating bare-bones comedy sketches, inspired by “Saturday Night Live’s” Lonely Island trio. Today, despite having no formal training in advertising, they and fellow partner Zach Blume now run Portal A, a profitable and growing business that has created videos […]

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“The Innocent Man”: Campfire’s Ross Dinerstein Reveals How Netflix True-Crime Series Helped Get Karl Fontenot Out of Jail

Karl Fontenot, the subject of Netflix’s true-crime doc series The Innocent Man, has been released from prison after serving 35 years for a crime that he did not commit. In an exclusive interview with Deadline, Ross Dinerstein, founder of production company Campfire, which made the adaptation of John Grisham’s non-fiction book, reveals how the six-part […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Prank Series “Revenge of the Nerd” Starring YouTuber Mark Rober Ordered by Discovery

Discovery has given an eight episode order to Revenge Of the Nerd (working title), an hourlong hidden-camera prank show from Jimmy Kimmel and his Kimmelot banner. It will star former NASA engineer-turned-YouTube personality Mark Rober who made national headlines a year ago with his viral hidden-camera video exacting revenge on porch pirates by creating packages […]

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Prentice Penny Scripting Film About Compton Cowboys for Fox Searchlight

EXCLUSIVE: Prentice Penny, currently the showrunner and executive producer of HBO’s comedy series Insecure, has been tapped to craft the screenplay for a feature based on true events involving the Compton Cowboys, a group of African American kids who grew up surrounded by gangs and violence in Compton, and who found rescue and purpose through […]

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Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group Acquires Majority Stake in Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire

EXCLUSIVE: Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group has acquired a majority stake in Campfire, the production company set up by Ross Dinerstein and responsible for projects including Netflix’s John Grisham doc series The Innocent Man. The deal is the latest acquisition for Montgomery’s firm, which last month bought a majority stake in Den of Thieves, the production company […]

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Former Diageo Exec on Why He Joined a Jimmy Kimmel-Linked Branded Content Shop

Wheelhouse labs wants to invest in brands and build entertainment programming around them. Brent Montgomery, known for creating the reality TV show “Pawn Stars,” has launched a branded content business and hired a former Diageo executive to help get it off the ground. The venture, called Wheelhouse Labs, is part of Wheelhouse Group, which Montgomery created […]

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Andy King, Breakout Star of Fyre Festival Documentary, Strikes Talent Deal with Spoke Studios & Shops TV Project

Andy King, the breakout star of Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary, who was willing to “do whatever it took” to make the weekend happen, is set to front his own TV project after striking a talent deal with Spoke Studios. King, who is a high-profile event producer outside of his work with Billy McFarland’s chaotic con-fest, […]

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‘Tiger Woods’ Scripted Miniseries in Development from Author Jeff Benedict & Wheelhouse Entertainment

Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict’s recently published biography of the controversial golf champion, is being turned into a scripted miniseries after the author struck a deal with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. The book, which was published last year, became a New York Times best seller and is the first project taken to market by Wheelhouse and […]

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‘Crank Yankers’ Revival Series Ordered By Comedy Central — TCA

Crank Yankers is returning to Comedy Central with a 20-episode series order from original creators, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison. The revival of the half-hour comedy marks Kimmel’s first project for his newly formed production banner Kimmelot. Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer, joined by EPs/creators Kimmel, Carolla and Kellison. […]

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