Filmmaker Andrew Jenks and journalist Dylan Ratigan are partnering to launch Jenks & Ratigan Productions, a New York-based prodco that will focus on TV, film and digital projects.
Jenks is known for documentaries such as Andrew Jenks, Room 335 and The Zen of Bobby V, while journalist Ratigan formerly worked at MSNBC and Bloomberg LP.
The prodco, which will occupy a 3,000 square-foot studio off of Central Park West, has several projects in the works including an ESPN Films “30 for 30″ digital short entitled Posterized: The Story of Shawn Bradley, which premieres May 21 on Grantland.com; a feature doc focusing on HIV/AIDS activists around the world; and a doc on Ryan Ferguson, who was recently released from prison following a wrongful murder conviction.
“To have a friendship with Dylan, much less a business partnership is humbling and an honor,” said Jenks in a statement. “He truly is a once-in-a-generation mind, with an ability to recognize and resolve major issues that is second to none, and a sense of humor that always keeps the office alive.”
Ratigan added: “Andrew has proven himself unique in his ability to humanize victims, villains and heroes by conceiving, writing, editing, producing and even hosting shows and events that compel audiences to participate. This new production company is about adding resources to meet his prodigious capacity – and that of his entire generation.”