Left Hook inks overall deals with Endemol, True

Endemol Shine North America and subsidiary producer True Entertainment sign respective overall production deals with Scott Teti (pictured, left) and Matt Odgers' (right) newly launched company, Left Hook Media.
June 8, 2016

Endemol Shine North America and subsidiary producer True Entertainment have each signed overall production deals with Left Hook Media.

Started by former 51 Minds producers Scott Teti (pictured, left) and Matt Odgers (right), the comedic unscripted shop is already in production with Endemol Shine on Almost Impossible Game Show with MTV, and with True on Summer House for Bravo.

The deal reunites the pair with Endemol Shine North America co-CEO Cris Abrego, who co-founded 51 Minds. While at that company, Teti and Odgers met while working on the VH1 reality hit Flavor of Love and went on to work together on Rock of Love, I Love New York and I Love Money, among other shows.

When they left 51 Minds in 2012, Odgers joined Hell’s Kitchen producer A. Smith & Co. as senior VP and Teti exec produced several unscripted series including A&E hit Duck Dynasty.

Left Hook Media will focus on creating and producing formats and docuseries with a comedic bent for both TV and digital.

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