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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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