California-based non-fiction production company Tom Jennings Productions has rebranded as 1895 Films.
The name change reflects the company’s shift to focus on feature and scripted programming in addition to documentary. “Over the past nine years, we’ve had tremendous success in the documentary category, producing quality content for several U.S. broadcast and cable networks,” said founder and executive producer Tom Jennings in a statement.
“Our goal now is to extend our reach internationally, as well as expand our programming focus to include more feature-length films, 3D productions and scripted programming.
“Since 1895 was the year the Lumière brothers launched the brave new world of moving pictures, we thought it was a fitting way to mark our move into new geographic and cinematic territory,” he added.
The prodco recently wrapped production on Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D, a three-part series on World War Two, the Industrial Revolution and the great migration to the American West for 3net Studios. It will premiere on 3D network 3net in the first quarter of 2013.