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Critical Content inks deal with John Legend’s Get Lifted

Los Angeles-based prodco Critical Content has closed an exclusive deal with Get Lifted Film Co., the production company founded by John Legend (pictured), Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius to create ...
April 2, 2017

Los Angeles-based prodco Critical Content has closed an exclusive deal with Get Lifted Film Co., the production company founded by John Legend (pictured), Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius to create unscripted television and digital media content.

Under the terms of the multi-year production deal, Critical Content’s studio will produce all unscripted programming across television and digital developed by Get Lifted. In turn, Get Lifted will have access to Critical Content’s global infrastructure which currently fuels over 60 unscripted and scripted projects across more than 30 different networks and studios.

“John, Mike and Ty are a creative trifecta and we are thrilled to collaborate with them to tell the most moving, important, and entertaining stories on television,” said Tom Forman, Critical Content’s CEO, in a statement. “Get Lifted has a track record for developing compelling content across multiple genres. From music competitions to meaningful documentaries, they do it all. We’re excited to power them as they grow and execute more projects in more places.”

Get Lifted Film Co. served as executive producers on WGN America’s critically acclaimed drama, Underground, the HBO documentary Southern Rites, and Academy Award-winning musical La La Land.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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