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Exclusive: Hit+Run, Psycho Films ink copro partnership

New York-based unscripted prodco Hit+Run has secured a copro deal with Los Angeles-based film producer and management group Psycho Films. Under the deal, Psycho will create, develop and produce unscripted content ...
January 29, 2018

New York-based unscripted prodco Hit+Run has secured a copro deal with Los Angeles-based film producer and management group Psycho Films.

Under the deal, Psycho will create, develop and produce unscripted content for cable networks and digital platforms to be produced in tandem with Hit+Run in the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Psycho’s Joe Weil, Sam Canter and Jack Begert will work closely alongside Hit+Run’s Noah Korn, VP of development, and studio founder Rob Shaftel, who will serve as exec producer on all series along with Psycho Films.

Hit+Run and Psycho are currently in development on several projects, including a “fish-out-of-water travelogue” titled Minority Boarding.

“The Psycho team has been incredibly successful [in] creating and producing high concept and provocative content with top tier talent,” said Shaftel, in a statement. “We’re excited to collaborate with them to bring their unscripted slate to series.”

Since launching two years ago, Psycho has produced and directed content for some of the biggest names in the music industry, including directing and producing music videos for Kendrick Lamar (pictured), YG and Drake, Puff Daddy, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Marian Hill, Gallant and Tinashe.

The deal comes hot off the heels of a similar copro deal Hit+Run inked in June 2017 with former Red Bull Media House executive Brian Lavin and his Bee Media to create, develop and produce unscripted programming for the U.S., Canada and UK.

Since launching in April 2016, Hit+Run has produced such series as Red Bull TV’s Way Past Midnight and Complex Networks’ American Down Low, while also selling projects to the likes of History, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Nat Geo Wild, and Oxygen.

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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