Fremantle in First-Look Deal with Amy Berg


Fremantle has secured an exclusive first-look agreement with Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg.

Under the agreement, Berg’s Disarming Films and Fremantle will jointly develop a slate of documentaries. Disarming Films has been producing long-form documentary features and docuseries for broadcast for over a decade, with projects ranging from The Case Against Adnan Syed for HBO to We Are: The Brooklyn Saints and Dogs for Netflix, Keep This Between Us for Freeform and Phoenix Rising for HBO and HBO Max.

Berg working closely with Fremantle’s global head of documentaries, Mandy Chang.

This marks a first-of-its-kind deal for Fremantle’s doc unit.

Jennifer Mullin, global CEO of Fremantle, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Amy on this landmark deal, which further demonstrates Fremantle’s commitment to the documentary genre and our ambition within it. Amy and her team at Disarming Films share the same passion and ambition to tell compelling and diverse stories from across the globe, and we look forward to working closely with them.”

Berg said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with the incredibly talented team at Fremantle. Led by Mandy, we know Fremantle will not only offer fantastic support and creative freedom, their extensive international infrastructure and expertise will provide Disarming Films with the platform to have our work seen around the world.”

Chang added: “It is a thrill and an honor having this opportunity to work with Amy, whom I have long admired and respected. She is a hugely regarded and talented filmmaker with a great body of work behind her. I’m excited about the collaborations between Fremantle Documentaries and Amy and the team at Disarming Films. We’re already in discussions about some brilliant projects so watch this space.”