FilmRise to Rep The Mediator with Ice-T


FilmRise has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the court TV series The Mediator with Ice-T, produced by Jetmir Media.

Per the deal, FilmRise will represent the show in all media worldwide, while Jetmir will retain U.S. broadcast syndication rights. Further, both FilmRise and Jetmir are co-financing 20 new episodes of the series.

A 30-minute conflict resolution show, The Mediator sees Ice-T seek resolutions between two feuding civilian parties in a court-like platform. The parties present their sides to Ice-T, who will then bring in third-party experts to get their perspectives and advice. Ice-T will then give his recommendation on how they should move forward, which will either end in a settlement or move on to court. The Mediator originally aired on FOX TV stations.

FilmRise plans to offer the series to a range of digital platforms, including The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV and Peacock, among others, as well as its own FilmRise streaming channels.

Max Einhorn, senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions at FilmRise, said: “Ice-T’s The Mediator is a perfect fit to our expanding slate of celebrity-hosted original series. We look forward to expanding its audience via streaming and creating more original episodes.”

Ice-T comments, host and executive producer, commented: “Few if any TV shows can thrive without multiple outlets, which FilmRise has and maintains globally. We also look forward to their creative input on new episodes.”

Andre Jetmir, show creator and executive producer, added: “FilmRise has the platforms and reach for immediate market penetration, plus a keen understanding of the AVOD universe needed to make The Mediator a hit. They were the obvious choice.”