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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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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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Kevin Hart Named Creative Director of Hydrow

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hydrow, the Live Outdoor Reality™ (LOR) rower, today announced that award-winning stand-up comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, is joining the brand as Creative Director. In his new role, Hart will bring his unique perspective, vision, drive and passion for fitness to Hydrow as the brand continues to rapidly […]

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Hulu Lands WeWork Doc From ‘The Innocent Man’ Producer Campfire, Forbes Entertainment & Olive Hill

EXCLUSIVE: The WeWork documentary from Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire, Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media has landed at Hulu. The feature-length film, directed by Jed Rothstein, becomes the latest doc project for the streamer, which is building up its library of original non-fiction titles including Fyre Fraud and Hillary. Production on the untitled documentary, which started […]

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Adam Levine Signs Overall Deal With Wheelhouse Entertainment (Exclusive)

The Maroon 5 frontman’s 222 Productions has most notably launched ‘Songland’ on NBC. Adam Levine is doubling down on his producorial pursuits, signing an exclusive overall deal with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment — one that will see the Maroon 5 frontman and his 222 Productions feeding both scripted and unscripted content for all platforms. The […]

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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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