California-based Lionsgate has inked an overall television deal with unscripted producers Katy Wallin and Stephanie Bloch Chambers.
Under the agreement, the pair will create non-fiction programming and formats for television and digital platforms through their Wallin-Chambers Entertainment banner.
Wallin (pictured, right) is the CEO and founder of entertainment company MysticArt Pictures. She will continue to manage day-to-day operations at MysticArt, with projects including ABC’s The Gong Show; Netflix’s A Little Help with Carol Burnett; TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah; Nickelodeon’s Paradise Run; Lifetime’s Project Runway Junior; and YouTube Red’s Ultimate Expedition.
Films produced under her banner include the remake of Where the Red Fern Grows, Finder’s Fee, and Kiss Me.
Bloch Chambers (pictured, left) has been a TV producer for over 16 years. She was the executive producer on three seasons of USA Netework’s Chrisley Knows Best; NBC’s Better Late than Never; three seasons of Bethenny Ever After, It’s a Brad, Brad World and Toned Up for Bravo; two seasons on Married to Jonas for E!; and TLC’s recent Meet the Putmans, which she produced alongside Wallin.
After a start in scripted programming, some of her first work in unscripted includes Popstars, The Ashlee Simpson Show and Bam’s Unholy Union.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to work with the highly sought after, multi-talented duo of Stephanie Bloch Chambers and Katy Wallin,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Lionsgate EVP of alternative programming, in a statement. “Having worked with Stephanie on Bethenny Ever After and It’s A Brad, Brad World together and being a fan of Katy’s impressive body of work, I cannot wait to see what fresh, distinctive, boundary-spanning programming they come up with next.”
As Wallin and Chambers join Lionsgate’s roster of talent, the company is readying The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale for Netflix. It is also prepping Kevin Hart: What the Fit, a comedic fitness show for the company’s Laugh Out Loud streaming platform on YouTube; the Nashville-based docuseries Music City for CMT; and In Fashion, an hour-long anthology series that will feature the world’s most compelling fashion designers working today, for Starz.
The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Brian Tannenbaum, SVP, creative and business affairs, alternative programming. Wallin is repped by UTA, while Chambers is repped by WME.