Shopify Studios, the production house launched by commerce platform Shopify, is teaming with comedy prodcos Abso Lutely Productions and JASH to develop unscripted series for television and streaming platforms.
Abso Lutely Productions — founded by comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim — and Shopify Studios will develop Kidsultants (working title), in which young entrepreneurs across the country help struggling businesses.
The studio will also develop the unscripted comedy series Down to Business (w/t) with JASH, the Group Nine Studios-owned prodco founded by industry executives Daniel Kellison, Doug DeLuca and Mikey Meyer.
Down to Business sees comedians Mark Raterman and Greg Hess (Cook County Social Club) follow through on the “million dollar ideas” they’ve dreamed up over the years — from traffic tacos to repurposed pistachio shells.
“Every entrepreneur knows the challenges that come with building a business, but out of this process often comes humor and the opportunity to celebrate success,” said Sarah North, head of Shopify Studios, in a statement. “We want to tell stories about all facets of the entrepreneurial journey.”
Shopify Studios recently appointed North to oversee development, production and distribution across its slate of projects that spotlight “entrepreneurial journeys.”