High Noon Entertainment has made a first-look deal with game show-focused producer Michael Dietz (pictured) and his company Lucky Butterfly Productions, marking a push for the Denver-based Cake Boss firm into the game format space.
Under the partnership, Dietz will create new, unscripted game and competition formats that will be coproduced with High Noon – marking the group’s first coproduction deal. Dietz and the Lucky Butterfly team will relocate to High Noon’s Los Angeles office, and they will work Patrick Jager, senior VP of development and production, and Scott Feeley, senior VP of current programming.
Dietz’s producing credits include Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), Stars Earn Stripes (NBC), Killer Karaoke (TruTV), Minute to Win It (NBC) and Big Brother (CBS).
“Michael is one of the best game and competition format creators in the business,” said Jim Berger, CEO of High Noon, in a statement. “We take great pride in our diverse slate of genres ranging from survival to dating to docu to lifestyle. We intend to make a bigger splash in the game space and Michael provides the creative muscle to get us to that goal.”