Entertainment One (eOne) has entered into a multiyear overall television deal with Simon Howley and Jon-Barrie Waddell’s Fired Up Films.
Under the partnership, eOne will co-produce and serve as the studio on scripted and non-scripted content. The recently launched scripted and non-scripted TV production company focuses on blue-chip series and documentaries, factual-entertainment formats, feature docs and elevated drama projects.
Tara Long, eOne’s executive VP of alternative programming for television, said: “Jon-Barrie and Simon have a winning track record of creating exceptional series and specials across a number of genres that travel far and wide. We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand our non-scripted business in key markets.”
“We are thrilled to bring the exciting mix and range of Fired Up Films content into the eOne distribution portfolio and to the international market,” added Noel Hedges, eOne’s executive VP of acquisitions for television.
Howley and Waddell of Fired Up Films said: “Working with Tara and her creative team in Los Angeles is key to our U.S. expansion as we continue to build our premium content and target established networks and new platforms with Fired Up Films. We’re also working on global co-productions in drama and factual and eOne brings the expertise, nous and co-financing models that can take us to that next level. With a number of prime-time series already in the pipeline, we’re certainly fired up to get going.”