Philadelphia-headquartered creative content studio Alkemy X has named Justin B. Wineburgh as the company’s sole shareholder.
Wineburgh has served as the president and CEO of the firm since February 2016, and has expanded the company’s footprint and strengthened the company’s operations. He has expanded Alkemy X with bases in New York, Amsterdam and recently, Los Angeles, and launched production for two new shows with major cable networks, set to air in Q4 2018.
The company’s founders David West, Craig Needelman and Jay Hartigan will continue working on projects and shoots with the company, with West continuing to serve as chairman of the board.
Originally founded as Shooters in 1981, Alkemy X’s unscripted output includes Velocity’s Unique Rides and the upcoming Fuse Media docuseries, The 212. In that series, six millennials in New York City’s music, fashion and art scenes hope to catch the eyes of music’s biggest stars.
“We have grown immensely in the last 37 years, but with the media landscape changing every day, our continued progress and relevancy – like any company – require us to constantly evolve and set a new vision for the future,” said Wineburgh, in a statement.
Prior to joining Alkemy X, Wineburgh spent 16 years at international law firm Cozen O’Connor, where he built out and led the firm’s media, entertainment and sports law practice. During his tenure as partner, Wineburgh served as production counsel to a number of films and television series, and also acted as outside counsel to various media and entertainment companies.