Trigger Street, Giant Pirates enter into first look deal

Trigger Street Productions, founded by Kevin Spacey (pictured) and Dana Brunetti, will contribute unscripted projects to the collaboration while Ross Jacobson and Troy Searer's Giant Pirates Entertainment will work on scripted projects.
July 29, 2013

House of Cards indie Trigger Street Productions, founded by Kevin Spacey (pictured) and Dana Brunetti, has entered into a collaborative first look deal with Giant Pirates Entertainment, founded by former Magical Elves COO Ross Jacobson and Tijuana Entertainment co-founder Troy Searer.

Under the terms of the deal, Trigger Street Productions will contribute unscripted television projects to the collaboration while Giant Pirates Entertainment’s area of focus will be scripted TV series.

The first project from the deal will be an unscripted show featuring the brothers behind the fashion brand Forrest & Bob. The two companies will be pitching the show to broadcasters this summer, and say they have several other unscripted and scripted programs in the works.

Besides the Netflix series, Trigger Street Productions is also behind the upcoming Tom Hanks film, Captain Phillips, due later this year through Sony Pictures. Giant Pirates Entertainment was formed in 2012.

“This partnership with Giant Pirates will enable us to expand into the unscripted television space, which is something that Kevin and I have wanted to do for some time,” said Trigger Street’s Brunetti in a statement. “With this partnership, we are aligning ourselves with an exciting new company started by industry veterans with great track records.”

“We have so much respect for Dana and Kevin’s work and are thrilled to collaborate with them on both scripted and unscripted television projects,” added Searer and Jacobson in a joint statement.


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