Reveille announced today it is joining forces with the co-founder of Ish Entertainment, Stella Stolper (pictured), to form a new entertainment programming venture, Wikked Entertainment. Under the new agreement, Reveille, part of the Shine Group, will lend financial, production and distribution support to Wikked, which will be run by Stolper.
Ish Entertainment is responsible for programs such as Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, 50 Cent: The Money and the Power and TI’s Road to Redemption, and the new prodco will expand on the strategy behind the scripted and unscripted programs in Ish’s catalog, pairing talent with scripted and unscripted formats.
‘I’m proud of our tremendous track record at Ish and excited to work with Reveille to ramp up a new slate of programs for a worldwide audience,’ said Stolper. ‘There is no better partner than Reveille, a company whose creative vision matches my own, and whose ability to develop hit franchises on a global scale will allow us to take our business to the next level.’
Stolper previously held the position of senior vice president of celebrity talent development at VH1 before launching Ish, and will utilize Reveille’s partnership with Shine International to take formats to a global marketplace and to gain access to worldwide formats with Wikked. Naomi Bulochnikov comes from Ish to
Wikked as head of development.
‘Stella is a visionary at creating format-ready shows around A-level talent with enormous global appeal,’ said Shine International President Chris Grant. ‘Adding her to our arsenal is a terrific asset as we bring a new level of premium programming to the world.’