All3Media America and Cinetic Media have jointly established an original content development fund that will see the two companies create premium film and television for global platforms and audiences.
The joint venture, announced today (Oct. 3), seeks to leverage All3Media America’s development and production expertise with Cinetic Media’s talent roster and access to IP.
Julia Zak has been hired as senior development executive, tasked with sourcing existing IP and developing original concepts. In her previous experience at WME and Red Wagon Entertainment, Zak has focused on highlighting female filmmakers and creators of color.
“This partnership will supercharge the acquisition of new IP by providing the necessary resources for storytellers to realize their vision and create world-class content for a multitude of platforms,” Tim Pastore (pictured left), All3Media America CEO, said in a statement.
Cinetic Media, a New York-based film financing and distribution company, has played a role in a number of documentaries, including the Academy Award-winning films Free Solo (2018) and Amy (2015).
“Our partnership with All3Media America gives us access to development and producing, which are new and exciting areas consistent with our mandate as a service company built around providing the broadest number of tools to empower elite creative talent,” John Sloss (right), principal/founder of Cinetic Media, said in a statement.
All3Media America, the U.S. arm of global prodco All3Media, has developed and produced a range of non-scripted programming, including the Emmy Award-winning docuseries The United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell for CNN.
The deal adds to All3Media America’s portfolio of prodcos that includes Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Main Event Media, Maverick Television, Optomen Productions, Studio Lambert, Gordon Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay and others.