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I Want My DTC TV? Shopify Debuts Reality TV Show

Shopify has been on a roll, with its business of powering retailer websites expanding during the coronavirus crisis — and its market cap up 148% since the start of the year. Now, in an unusual move, the e-commerce platform has ambitions to break into TV. On Aug. 18, Shopify’s production arm Shopify Studios will debut […]

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Disney+ Sets September Debut for Celebrity-Focused Docuseries “Becoming”

Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, has scheduled a mid-September premiere date for the star-studded docuseries Becoming, from executive producer LeBron James. The previously announced cinéma verité series will spotlight the career origins of various world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes with each episode following a famous face as they tour the locations central to their upbringing. […]

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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