Industrial Media Secures Fairhaven Films Overall Deal


Industrial Media is partnering with Matthew Galkin and his company, Fairhaven Films, to develop new documentary film and television projects.

The overall deal will see Industrial Media’s CEO, Eli Holzman, and president, Aaron Saidman, working with Galkin on new factual projects. The companies already have a relationship, with Galkin producing an upcoming limited series for CNBC with Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Galkin was previously a partner at Warrior Poets.

Industrial, the owner of 19 Entertainment (American Idol), acquired IPC earlier this year and has inked a range of other talent deals, including one with Momentum Content and its CEO, Christina Douglas. It is also working on its first scripted project, Dirty Thirty, for HBO with Courtney Kemp.

“When we set out to launch Industrial Media’s New York production hub, Matthew Galkin is exactly the type of partner we envisioned: an exceptional filmmaker who possesses that rare alchemy of directorial talent and producing acumen,” said Holzman. “Aaron and I have long admired Matthew’s work and we look forward to collaborating with him and his team at Fairhaven across their exciting slate of limited and returning documentary series and films.”

Galkin added, “I could not be more thrilled to be partnering with Eli, Aaron, and the entire Industrial Media team. I look forward to working with them in producing premium documentary series and films while maintaining the strong vision we have had through Fairhaven over the last two years.”