Wheelhouse

The New Power of New York List 2019

Brent Montgomery Entrepreneurial innovator After the success of “Pawn Stars” at his first company, Leftfield Pictures, which he sold to ITV for $360 million in 2014, then becoming the CEO of ITV America, the reality producer last year launched the Wheelhouse Group. The 18-month-old media enterprise creates a 360-degree business model for its media, content […]

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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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‘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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This Guy Made $360M in Reality TV – Now He Wants Real Money

During the recent reality television boom, small-time producers that were once “the Rodney Dangerfields” of Hollywood sold their companies for hundreds of millions. Now many are looking for second acts, and for ‘Pawn Stars’ creator Brent Montgomery, that involves a high-stakes “VC to TV” business, Jimmy Kimmel and an invite-only L.A. “incubator” (just don’t call […]

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Wheelhouse Entertainment and Partner Jimmy Kimmel Buy a Minority Stake in Content Agency Portal A

Wheelhouse Entertainment, a talent and content company launched one year ago by former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, announced today that it has purchased a minority stake in Portal A, a self-described “digital studio” perhaps best known for creating YouTube’s annual Rewind series. Conditions of the deal were not made public.

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A+E Exec Sean Cohan Heads to Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment

He makes the move at the end of 2018. More news out of Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. As the media and marketing venture approaches the one-year mark, it’s tapped longtime A+E Networks veteran Sean Cohan, who is leaving the cable giant to serve as Wheelhouse’s president. Cohan’s official appointment, which puts an end to a […]

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