Jimmy Kimmel Launching Content Company


Comedian, writer and producer Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, has entered into a partnership with Brent Montgomery, CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment, to form the new content company Kimmelot.

Kimmelot will operate in partnership with Wheelhouse. Kimmel will also become a partner in Wheelhouse, which Montgomery created in January 2018 after stepping down from his post as CEO of ITV America. Kimmelot will be based in Los Angeles, with presence and resources in New York.

Kimmelot will serve as Kimmel’s “creative lab,” operating in the unscripted, scripted, digital, apps and mobile-based arenas.

Said Kimmel, “Brent’s vision for Wheelhouse Entertainment is simple and brilliant and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of it. Brent and I have a nice balance of monkey and business. Kimmelot will be a place where ideas are made real, from concept to completion.”

“There’s a saying, ‘If you want something done, give it to a busy person,’” said Montgomery. “That sentiment, along with Jimmy’s talent, heart, creative curiosity and crazy stamina make him an enigmatic superhero of comedy, and of writing, producing and industry building. From The Man Show to the Emmys, the Oscars, and keeping Jimmy Kimmel Live! appointment viewing 16 years in, Jimmy’s reach is unrivaled in entertainment and way beyond—and most importantly, he’s just the greatest guy.”

He continued, “We’re both excited to build a haven for the best talent in the business that want to cut through some of the proverbial red tape and get stuff done. I’m truly humbled to collaborate with Jimmy in our Wheelhouse/Kimmelot partnership, and am ready for the ride of a lifetime.”