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Industrial Media, Momentum Content strike overall deal

Indie production group Industrial Media has penned an exclusive overall deal with New York-based production outfit Momentum Content. Under the pact, Momentum CEO Christina Douglas (pictured left) and Anna Snead (right), head of ...
March 20, 2019

Indie production group Industrial Media has penned an exclusive overall deal with New York-based production outfit Momentum Content.

Under the pact, Momentum CEO Christina Douglas (pictured left) and Anna Snead (right), head of development, will work closely alongside Industrial’s CEO Eli Holzman and president Aaron Saidman to create, develop and produce television content under the Industrial Media umbrella.

Since launching in December 2016, Momentum Content has specialized in launching crime formats and unscripted programming with its backing partner Blackfin in the U.S., UK and Canada. The company, which renewed its overall copro deal with Blackfin in 2018, has since produced series for Investigation Discovery, Netflix and History.

Prior to Momentum, Douglas spent more than 10 years working as both a freelance producer and network executive. At Discovery Communications, she worked across programming teams for the portfolio’s major brands including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery. At ID, she held the title of development exec and developed such series as The 1980′s: The Deadliest Decade, Evil Lives Here, Las Vegas Law and Bad Blood.

Snead, meanwhile, spent nearly a decade at Discovery Communications across a variety of departments and U.S. brands. At ID, she developed such series as ShatteredSee No EvilMarried with SecretsMurder Among Friends and The Coroner with Graham Hetrick.

She began her career with Todd Phillips Company, now Green Hat Films. She then moved to GRB Entertainment working in development with an emphasis on talent and casting.

Momentum is represented by ICM Partners.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Eli and Aaron for years, and now to be able to work closely with them is truly an honor. They’re dedicated to the craft of making fearless and compelling TV, and have built a working culture grounded in integrity. These are crucial attributes as we think about our producing partners, and they align with what Momentum stands for,” said Douglas, in a statement.

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