Unscripted

Shopify Studios partners with Abso Lutely, Jash to develop unscripted series

Shopify Studios, the production house launched by commerce platform Shopify, is teaming with comedy prodcos Abso Lutely Productions and JASH to develop unscripted series for television and streaming platforms. Abso Lutely Productions ...
October 8, 2019

Shopify Studios, the production house launched by commerce platform Shopify, is teaming with comedy prodcos Abso Lutely Productions and JASH to develop unscripted series for television and streaming platforms.

Abso Lutely Productions — founded by comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim — and Shopify Studios will develop Kidsultants (working title), in which young entrepreneurs across the country help struggling businesses.

Shopify Studios’ Pam Silverstein, Colin McRae and Jason Badal will executive produce the series with Abso Lutely Productions.

The studio will also develop the unscripted comedy series Down to Business (w/t) with JASH, the Group Nine Studios-owned prodco founded by industry executives Daniel Kellison, Doug DeLuca and Mikey Meyer.

Down to Business sees comedians Mark Raterman and Greg Hess (Cook County Social Club) follow through on the “million dollar ideas” they’ve dreamed up over the years — from traffic tacos to repurposed pistachio shells.

Miriam Mintz, Max Broude and Suzanne Kolb will executive produce the series for JASH, with Silverstein and Badal executive producing for Shopify Studios.

“Every entrepreneur knows the challenges that come with building a business, but out of this process often comes humor and the opportunity to celebrate success,” said Sarah North, head of Shopify Studios, in a statement. “We want to tell stories about all facets of the entrepreneurial journey.”

Shopify Studios recently appointed North to oversee development, production and distribution across its slate of projects that spotlight “entrepreneurial journeys.”

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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