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3 Ball and Jeff Jenkins launch new prodco

Non-fiction and reality TV prodco 3 Ball Entertainment has partnered with veteran producer and former Bunim/Murray Productions executive Jeff Jenkins to launch Jeff Jenkins Productions (JJP). Jenkins (pictured) will run the new full-service content and production ...
October 3, 2018

Non-fiction and reality TV prodco 3 Ball Entertainment has partnered with veteran producer and former Bunim/Murray Productions executive Jeff Jenkins to launch Jeff Jenkins Productions (JJP).

Jenkins (pictured) will run the new full-service content and production company alongside 3 Ball co-CEO Ross Weintraub.

The new company will focus on unscripted docuseries and formats, including celebrity-based projects meant for linear and digital platforms. 3 Ball will be listed as co-producers on JJP projects under terms of the deal.

JJP already has several projects in development, including programs with high-profile talent from the world of music and sports, alongside celebs and families who have yet to appear on reality television.

With over 20 years of media industry experience, Jenkins most recently served as co-president of Bunim/Murray and has produced such hit reality series as Keeping Up With the KardashiansI Am Cait, Total Divas, Mariah’s World and The Simple Life.

Jenkins will assume the new role based out of 3 Ball’s 40,000 square-foot production facility in Redondo Beach.

3 Ball’s Jennifer Snitko, SVP of business affairs & general counsel; Ethan Cohan of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; and Michael Kagan of ICM Partners brokered the deal for 3 Ball and Jeff Jenkins.

“Running JJP with 3 Ball will allow me to focus on my passion for pop culture coupled with the highest standards of storytelling,” said Jenkins, in a statement. “JJP is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service to buyers, while presenting projects with fresh A-list talent for the ever-evolving TV and digital landscape. I look forward to maintaining my highly collaborative approach with the many talented executives in our community.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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