eOne Acquires Blackfin


Entertainment One (eOne) has purchased the U.S.-based producer Blackfin, which specializes in nonfiction content.

Blackfin’s slate includes Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct and Bad Henry. The company will continue producing docs, true crime, natural history and factual content under eOne.

“As our global unscripted television business has rapidly expanded, we are eager to bring Geno’s entrepreneurial hustle to the eOne team. I am excited to have Geno’s focus, drive and business acumen as part of our arsenal to continue building the future of eOne’s unscripted slate,” said eOne’s Tara Long, president of global unscripted television. “We are extremely impressed by the company and team Geno built so early into his career and we could not be more thrilled to have Blackfin on board.”

“Blackfin’s rapid growth called for a strategic partner to provide infrastructure and take the company to new heights; eOne could not be a better fit. There is a prolific story unfolding at the studio that Tara has spent the past nine years driving and I am excited to be a part of it,” added Blackfin’s founder and CEO, Geno McDermott, who will report to Long and serve as eOne’s president of U.S. alternative programming, unscripted television. “I respect and admire Tara’s grit and tenacity and look forward to collaborating with her as we grow the business together.”