Non-fiction and reality TV prodco 3 Ball Entertainment has partnered with veteran producer and former Bunim/Murray Productions executive Jeff Jenkins to launch Jeff Jenkins Productions (JJP).
Jenkins (pictured) will run the new full-service content and production company alongside 3 Ball co-CEO Ross Weintraub.
The new company will focus on unscripted docuseries and formats, including celebrity-based projects meant for linear and digital platforms. 3 Ball will be listed as co-producers on JJP projects under terms of the deal.
JJP already has several projects in development, including programs with high-profile talent from the world of music and sports, alongside celebs and families who have yet to appear on reality television.
With over 20 years of media industry experience, Jenkins most recently served as co-president of Bunim/Murray and has produced such hit reality series as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I Am Cait, Total Divas, Mariah’s World and The Simple Life.
Jenkins will assume the new role based out of 3 Ball’s 40,000 square-foot production facility in Redondo Beach.
3 Ball’s Jennifer Snitko, SVP of business affairs & general counsel; Ethan Cohan of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; and Michael Kagan of ICM Partners brokered the deal for 3 Ball and Jeff Jenkins.
“Running JJP with 3 Ball will allow me to focus on my passion for pop culture coupled with the highest standards of storytelling,” said Jenkins, in a statement. “JJP is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service to buyers, while presenting projects with fresh A-list talent for the ever-evolving TV and digital landscape. I look forward to maintaining my highly collaborative approach with the many talented executives in our community.”