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Tim Allen and Richard Karn Talk Reuniting After ‘Home Improvement’ for ‘Assembly Required’

Tim Allen and Richard Karn are reuniting again 30 years after their “Home Improvement” days for the History Channel’s forthcoming unscripted competition series “Assembly Required,” but don’t expect sitcom shenanigans while watching. Instead, the duo will lean into their real-life friendship and tried-and-true on-screen chemistry for a “kind of a live version of ‘Tool Time,’” […]

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Disney+ Lands Detroit Youth Choir Docuseries & Scripted Series From Blumhouse TV, Maniac Prods. & Campfire

In a competitive situation, Disney+ has landed a two-project package based on the inspirational story behind America’s Got Talent finalists the Detroit Youth Choir, from Blumhouse Television, Maniac Productions and Campfire. The streamer has picked up Choir, a six-episode unscripted docuseries about DYC, marking the first original series order for Blumhouse at Disney+. A companion scripted […]

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Kimmel-Backed Wheelhouse Group Hires Cornell Capital’s Ann Berry

Wheelhouse, the media and investment firm created by producer Brent Montgomery and late-night television star Jimmy Kimmel, has hired Ann Berry to run its new deals division as it seeks more transactions in consumer and technology companies. Berry, 39, joins Wheelhouse from New York-based Cornell Capital, the private equity firm founded by former Goldman Sachs […]

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Wheelhouse Launches ‘DNA’ Division For Digital And Audio Ventures, Inks 360 Deal With Nikita Dragun

Wheelhouse, the multi-faceted entertainment business founded in 2018 by producer-entrepreneur Brent Montgomery and the late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, has launched a brand new division dedicated to digital and audio pursuits. Wheelhouse DNA (which stands for digital ‘n’ audio) is an influencer-first content company, which will be led by Wheelhouse’s chief strategy officer, Ed Simpson. DNA […]

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Portal A Deviates From Industry Standard, Promotes 4 Women to Partner With Equity

Portal A, the content company best known for churning out YouTube Rewind every year, has promoted four of its leaders to partner status and given them equity in the business. It marks the first time its three founders have expanded ownership of the company, barring a minority investment from Wheelhouse Entertainment two years ago. Head […]

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An Exclusive Look At Book Club Service Literati’s New Chapter: A $40 Million Series B

When Jessica Ewing left her job as a product manager at Google in 2009 to become a novelist, friends and former colleagues did not mince words about what they thought about her decision to leave a secure job in the nadir of a recession. “Everyone thought it was this crazy, disastrous thing,” Ewing says. For […]

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‘Poisoned,’ Documentary About Food Safety, in Works From ‘Fed Up’ Director

The filmmakers behind “Tiger” and “Fed Up” are teaming with the producer of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” on a new investigative documentary into food safety. Entitled “Poisoned,” the film will be directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Jeff Benedict and produced by Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire. It will be based on Benedict’s book, “Poisoned: […]

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Food Network to plate “The Cupcake Guys Training Camp” with ex-NFLers

Discovery-owned Food Network is set to profile former NFL players linebacker Brian “Rak” Orakpo and safety Michael “Griff” Griffin as they step off of the grid iron and into the kitchen in The Cupcake Guys Training Camp. Produced by Michael Strahan’s SMAC Entertainment, Spoke Studios, ITV America and The Story Lab, the hour-long documentary special […]

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Wheelhouse Invests In Connected Fitness Sensation CLMBR

Wheelhouse is adding muscle to its fitness business by investing in CLMBR, the new in-home, vertical climbing machine with on-demand, instructor-led classes that’s backed by music titans like Jay-Z and Pitbull, athletes including tennis great Novak Djokovic, and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. In addition to its financial stake, Wheelhouse will also partner with CLMBR in […]

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How Producer Brent Montgomery Went From ‘Pawn Stars’ to Hype House

Brent Montgomery was tired of negotiating for nickels and dimes in unscripted TV series budgets. The producer behind the ambitious Wheelhouse venture decided it was time to build a better mousetrap, so in early 2018 he left his lofty perch as head of ITV’s U.S. production operation to start anew. On the latest episode of […]

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