Dan Johnstone has partnered with Asylum Entertainment Group’s founder and CEO, Steve Michaels, to launch the production company Breaklight Pictures in a joint venture with The Content Group.
Johnstone will work closely alongside Michaels as well as Jodi Flynn, president of The Content Group. With nearly two decades of TV experience, Johnstone is known for his work across premium documentary as well as narrative-driven scripted-hybrid. Previously, he served as head of Karga Seven Pictures’ special projects division, where he spearheaded the development and production of several long-form HISTORY series, including Hunting Hitler, JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer and Buried: Knights Templar, as well as the upcoming scripted-hybrid project Rise of Empires: Ottoman for Netflix. He also recently completed a documentary project about Dan Carlin’s VR experience, War Remains, for MWM Interactive.
Breaklight is the latest addition in the growing roster of partnerships for The Content Group.
“We immediately recognized Dan’s incredible talent for premium storytelling,” said Flynn. “Not only does he have a unique creative vision, but also the remarkable ability to execute it across all genres.”
Johnstone added: “It’s rare to find a creative environment that is equal parts inspiring and supportive while also encouraging a limitless pursuit of ideas, but that’s exactly what Steve and Jodi have built with The Content Group, so when they came to me with this opportunity I jumped at it.”