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Ample links with Courteney Cox in copro partnership

Ample Entertainment, the production studio set up by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, has signed a co-production deal with actor, producer and director Courteney Cox and her recently launched production outfit Hopper ...
June 25, 2018

Ample Entertainment, the production studio set up by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, has signed a co-production deal with actor, producer and director Courteney Cox and her recently launched production outfit Hopper Productions.

Under the partnership, Ample’s Mark and Lott will work closely alongside the Friends and Cougar Town star and her Hopper team to create, develop and produce both unscripted and scripted content.

The venture will see both organizations focusing on developing series around Cox’s interests, with an initial focus on high-end lifestyle programming in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The two firms are already developing a slate across multiple genres, ranging from design to documentary to crime.

Cox, alongside Mark and Lott, will serve as executive producer on all series.

Hopper and Ample are currently pitching their first project to stem from the partnership to cable and OTT outlets. The untitled docuseries follows Cox as she pulls the curtain back on Hollywood’s exclusive real estate world.

The copro partnership extends Cox’s history with Ample, as she previously served as an executive producer on the forthcoming docuseries 9 Months for Facebook Watch.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Ample Entertainment. Their always-innovative approach and incredibly high standards for original content, coupled with their impeccable sense of style, make them the most consistently talented and inspiring team in the non-scripted world I’ve ever encountered,” said Cox in a statement.

“We are incredibly humbled by the opportunity to work with someone of Courteney’s talent,” added Ample co-founders and co-presidents Mark and Lott. “She is truly a tour de force, fearless in her pursuit of great stories in really all genres. It’s so rare, in just a few months working together, to find someone whose tastes align so organically with ours and we could not be more excited to work with her on content for both linear channels and digital platforms.”

WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners negotiated the co-production deal.

The announcement follows a wave of recent news from Ample, who most recently inked separate overall production deals with acclaimed British producer John Henshaw and veteran Gold Rush producer and director Ed Gorsuch. The company has also recently received sophomore season renewals for Discovery’s Cooper’s Treasure and Investigation Discovery’s Murder in the Heartland, as well as 9 Months for Facebook.

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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