5X Media Taps Berlanti Productions Alum


Ryan Lindenberg, who spent a decade at Berlanti Productions and later spent time at Picturestart, has joined 5X Media as a scripted partner and producer.

In his former posts, Lindenberg played a pivotal role in developing and producing series such as The CW’s Riverdale, Netflix’s You and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and NBC’s Blindspot. At 5X, he has been given a wide creative purview and will play a major role in the company’s continuing expansion in international TV and film.

His focus will be on producing scripted television and developing and producing for the feature and digital arenas, while also collaborating with managers worldwide, securing formats and participating in sales.

Lindenberg will work in tandem with co-CEO Alon Shtruzman to develop originals and format-based scripted projects to sell internationally across traditional media and new emerging platforms.

“Ryan is a huge get for 5X, a versatile and incredible talent who can enable us to succeed in executing our growth strategy across each of our core scripted areas of focus,” said Shtruzman and Gil Goldschein, who have signed on as co-CEOs and equity partners alongside company founder Scott Einbinder, now executive chairman. “He brings to us excellent long-term relationships with creators, writers and the entire creative community, agents and buyers, a strong development and hands-on producing track record, as well as a stellar reputation as an audience trendsetter.”

Lindenberg added, “5X’s strategy for global creative expansion in TV and film across platforms and its focus on talent was hugely appealing to me in joining 5X. I’m also especially excited to expand my horizons by working closely with their amazing team throughout the world in empowering new voices, supporting top talent and telling compelling stories that will resonate across the globe.”