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eOne renews first-look deal with Creature Films

Global indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) has renewed its first-look deal with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez‘s documentary prodco Creature Films. Since its inception in April 2015, the partnership has produced Streets of ...
April 5, 2017

Global indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) has renewed its first-look deal with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez‘s documentary prodco Creature Films.

Since its inception in April 2015, the partnership has produced Streets of Compton, which was nominated for an Image Award and IDA Award and the recently announced, L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (pictured), among other projects.

“Our collaboration with Creature Films has brought to life an impressive slate of outstanding projects across a number of top networks,” said Tara Long, EVP, alternative programming, eOne Television, in a statement. “We are proud of the continued success of this partnership and look forward to working with Mark, Kevin and their innovative team for years to come.”

Creature Films and eOne are currently working together on future unannounced projects, which have been picked up straight-to-series by cable networks.

They are also in production on The Notorious Life of Biggie Smalls, the premiere feature in the reboot of A&E’s Biography franchise, which Is being directed by Ford. Other projects include The Ride for MTV International and two separate documentary projects about the LA Riots: LA Burning, a collaboration with executive producer John Singleton, for A&E, and LA Riots: 25 Years Later for History Channel.

eOne’s continued partnership with Ford and Lopez solidifies its alternative division with its other newly announced first-look deal with Chopped  creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, the company said in a statement.

 

 

 

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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