Painless Productions teams with LooseWorld, Brian McCullough
Los Angeles-based Painless Productions has struck a co-production partnership with creative studio LooseWorld and tech author Brian McCullough to develop and produce premium unscripted series about Silicon Valley.
Under the deal, McCullough (pictured) and LooseWorld partners Dane Reiley and Edwin Zane will work closely alongside Painless CEO Jim Casey, VP of development Nicole Reed and VP of creative Ross Kaiman.
The first project born from the partnership, World War Web, will delve into the invention of the internet, questioning the darker repercussions of the tool.
In the series, McCullough brings access to the initial creators of the internet, including founder of Match.com Gary Kremen; vice chair of AOL Jan Brandt; creator of social media Rob Malda; the first blogger Justin Hall; Uber designer and inventor of the hashtag Chris Messina; VP of corporate communication for Netscape Rosanne Siino; and others.
Executive producers will include Casey and McCullough, as well as Reiley and Zane for LooseWorld.
A Silicon Valley veteran, McCullough has launched several companies. He wrote the book How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone, and hosts the Techmeme Ride Home podcast. As a tech expert, McCullough has appeared on NPR, CSPAN, CBS News, Cheddar and Business Insider, and has a TED Residency.
Cineflix Productions teams with Hayley Orrantia for Legacy Builds (w/t)
Cineflix Productions, part of Montreal-headquartered Cineflix Media, has partnered with actress Hayley Orrantia (ABC’s The Goldbergs) and her production company Snot Panda Productions to develop the home renovation series Legacy Builds (w/t).
The series will follow Orrantia as she takes up the reins for family’s century-old home construction business in Nashville, navigating family dynamics, clients’ dreams and on-site surprises.
“Legacy Builds brings together one of TV’s best-loved daughters, a thriving family business, and one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S.,” said J.C. Mills, president and commercial director of Cineflix Productions, in a statement. “It’s a family affair, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”