Great Pacific Media Pacts with Original Content Lab


Great Pacific Media (GPM), the factual division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group, has entered into an exclusive, multiyear strategic partnership with Sean Connolly’s newly launched Original Content Lab (OCL).

Through the partnership with OCL, which is focused on developing unscripted prime-time and kids’ series for the global market, GPM is doubling down on its unscripted development efforts. GPM currently has eight series underway, including the new productions Deadman’s Curse (History, Hulu), Gut Job and Styled (both HGTV, Hulu).

GPM President David Way said: “Sean has exceptional expertise and a background in the key genres audiences are hungry for—formats, competition, docudrama and kids. It’s our mission to attract top talent, and he’s one of the best factual producers and creative forces in the business. This long-term partnership will be invaluable in accelerating our development pipeline and our delivery of premium factual content to the international market.”

Connolly added: “I’m very excited to be embarking on this new chapter, working closely with David and the incredibly talented development team at GPM, led by Ed de Rivaz, senior VP of development. My goal with OCL is to work with best-in-class creators and to identify and develop next-level IP to take to the global market. This partnership, with GPM and OCL’s combined development and sales experience, ensures a clear path to the production of the highest-quality factual content out there.”