eOne Renews Pact with Doc Producer Creature Films


Entertainment One (eOne) has renewed its first-look deal with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s documentary production company Creature Films.

The partnership, which was established in April 2015, has yielded Streets of Compton, which was nominated for an Image Award and an IDA Award, and the recently announced L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, among other projects. Creature Films is currently working with eOne on upcoming unannounced projects, which have both been picked up straight-to-series by major cable networks. They are also in production on The Notorious Life of Biggie Smalls, the premiere film in the relaunch of A&E’s Biography franchise, which is being directed by Ford. Additional projects include The Ride for MTV International and two separate documentary projects about the L.A. Riots, including LA Burning, a collaboration with executive producer John Singleton for A&E.

“Our collaboration with Creature Films has brought to life an impressive slate of outstanding projects across a number of top networks,” said Tara Long, the executive VP of alternative programming at eOne Television. “We are proud of the continued success of this partnership and look forward to working with Mark, Kevin and their innovative team for years to come.”

“Working with eOne and Tara’s group has offered us the many benefits of a global studio while still being a truly creative partnership,” said Ford and Lopez. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship together, and there is much more on the horizon.”