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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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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Comedy Central Is Bringing Back ‘Crank Yankers’ With Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla

Comedy Central is bringing back Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla’s “Crank Yankers,” the Viacom-owned cable channel revealed Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. The revived “Crank Yankers” will get 20 new half-hour episodes from Comedy Central. Updated for a digitally driven audience, the world’s favorite profane puppets will be pranking on phones, social […]

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Scott Lonker Leaves CAA To Run Jimmy Kimmel’s Wheelhouse Entertainment-Backed Kimmelot

Lonker, who has been with the talent agency for nearly eight years, becomes president of Kimmelot, which was formed last year as a “creative lab” to produce unscripted, scripted and digital content with the late night host. Based in New York, Lonker has been responsible for packaging series including Netflix and Radical Media’s My Next […]

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CAA’s Scott Lonker Named President of Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Montgomery’s Kimmelot

Veteran CAA agent Scott Lonker has been named president of Kimmelot, the new media entity created by Jimmy Kimmel and Wheelhouse Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery. “I have had the dream job at CAA – not just because of our talented, maverick clients, but also because of the incredible team of friends who I’ve been in […]

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