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eOne plants two-year deal with Cedar Park

Toronto-headquartered media company Entertainment One (eOne) has secured a two-year first-look deal with veteran TV executive Chris Long (pictured, left) and filmmaker David Ayer’s (right) production entity, Cedar Park Entertainment. Under the ...
June 22, 2018

Toronto-headquartered media company Entertainment One (eOne) has secured a two-year first-look deal with veteran TV executive Chris Long (pictured, left) and filmmaker David Ayer’s (right) production entity, Cedar Park Entertainment.

Under the deal, Cedar Park will develop and produce original programming with eOne in the scripted and unscripted genres.

Most recently, Long ran the Audience Network as programming chief, responsible for overseeing the net’s scripted comedy, drama, non-scripted, music, sports and documentary programming.

Ayer, meanwhile, has most recently directed such dramatic films as Netflix’s Bright and the forthcoming sequel Bright 2, as well as the 2016 DC Comics antihero film Suicide Squad.

Long and Ayer launched Cedar Park in January. The company and Ayer are both repped by CAA.

“David and Chris have a proven track record of creating content that engages and entertains audiences,” stated Mark Gordon, eOne’s president and CCO of film, television and digital; and Peter Micelli, eOne’s chief strategy officer of film, television and digital, in a joint statement. “We’re excited to support a company with two accomplished and talented principals to continue to produce world-class programming.”

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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