Oscar nominee and former CEO and co-founder of media company RYOT Bryn Mooser has launched XTR, a premium non-fiction film and TV studio.
Based in a warehouse loft on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, XTR looks to capitalize on the explosion of new platforms for documentary storytelling — like Netflix, Hulu and Quibi — and to enable emerging voices to tell stories.
The loft will serve as the company’s office and post-production facilities, as well as a gathering place and community hub for filmmakers.
XTR’s high-profile investors include Tim Armstrong, Joe Gebbia, Franklin McLarty, Mark McLarty, Christina and David Arquette, Josh Kushner, Norman and Lyn Lear, Bryan Baum, and Zem and James Joaquin. The initial investment round was led by the McLarty Arquette Group, with Franklin McLarty serving on XTR’s board of directors.
Mooser serves as CEO.
The company is already developing a slate of series and feature docs with partners including Anonymous Content, Vice Studios and Futurism.
“This is the beginning of a revolution in documentary storytelling,” said Mooser in a statement. “New technology is enabling emerging voices, while established names from across the industry are turning their energy toward non-fiction. With streaming platforms that can reach bigger audiences than ever before, we are witnessing a true democratization of both filmmaking and distribution. At XTR we aim to help propel the documentary filmmakers of today into the industry giants of tomorrow.”
(Photo courtesy of XTR)