The Mediapro Studio has struck up a partnership with Wild Sheep Content, a production company founded by Erik Barmack, for the development and distribution of new shows and films globally.
Until March 2019, Barmack led international production strategy at Netflix, initiating in five years more than 100 productions in over 25 countries. He launched Wild Sheep last year, and the company currently has in development a French-language version of the Stephen King novel The Plant, produced together with Edouard de Vessine and created by Alexandre Aja (Crawl); a scripted version of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys; and Marked for Life, a Scandinavian series based on Emelie Schepp’s best-selling crime novels featuring Swedish prosecutor Jana Berzelius.
Laura Fernández Espeso, corporate and television director of The Mediapro Studio, said: “We warmly welcome Erik and Wild Sheep Content to The Mediapro Studio family. His experience in successfully developing a wide range of popular and award-winning shows from countries across the globe make him the ideal strategic partner in developing our production and distribution objectives.”
Barmack, the CEO of Wild Sheep Content, added: “It’s an amazing time to connect different voices and perspectives in storytelling with audiences around the world and I’m delighted that Wild Sheep Content will be working closely with The Mediapro Studio, which has a proven capacity to successfully launch a diverse slate of content through networks and streaming companies around the world.”