Multimedia entertainment studio Electus has inked an exclusive development partnership with investigative journalist and The Dark Net author Jamie Bartlett.
Under the deal, the cyber culture expert will develop a number of high-profile projects, several of which are being taken to market later this month.
As a journalist and tech blogger for The Telegraph, Bartlett has gained exclusive access and unique insight into the secrets of Silicon Valley and the tech industry, including the use of use of social media and big data by political movements and law enforcement; Internet subcultures, the dark net and crypto-currencies; surveillance and hacking technology; and social media monitoring.
Bartlett’s work focuses on “the ways in which today’s communications and social media are affecting everything from politics and social justice movements to privacy online, cyber security and intelligence operations,” read a statement from Electus. He has published two books: 2014′s The Dark Net (William Heinemann/Random House), which describes a range of underground and emergent subcultures; and 2017′s Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change The World (Nation Books/Hachette), about radical politics and why it’s become so popular.
“There are few topics more important and timely than the ones Jamie Bartlett has dedicated his life to,” said Electus CEO Chris Grant in a statement. “He is unique in his knowledge and his access to hidden worlds is second to none. Jamie and this show have a certain potential that one does not see very often, and Electus is thrilled to be his partner.”
Bartlett added: “The world is changing fast, in ways people still don’t fully understand, with outsiders, radicals and criminals affecting and transforming our lives. It takes vision, expertise and guts to tell these stories and I am eager to work with Electus to do this diligently, intelligently and to help wake up our communities to what is happening.”