The deal is part of the production company’s plans to expand its non-fiction portfolio.
Zero Point Zero — which has produced content spanning films, documentaries, television and branded corporate work including CNBC’s Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis — will grow its slate with lifestyle (home, food travel and fashion) and business (corporate branded work, custom corporate content, entrepreneurship, investing, personal finance and wealth management) content.
It will also take a 360-degree approach to sports and the business of sports, and leverage its existing infrastructure by providing a creative environment for smaller and underexposed production entities.
As part of its growth strategy, Lemonis (pictured), Tenaglia and Collins have named former CNBC exec James Bolosh as president and partner.
Bolosh most recently served as SVP of programming and development at CNBC. Prior to that, he was VP of programming and development of Lifetime and FYI.
Lemonis will serve as the company’s chairman. Lance Klein at WME will serve as the representative and agency of record on the Lemonis/Tenaglia/Collins partnership.
“We had a wonderful opportunity to work with Marcus on our new critically acclaimed series, Streets of Dreams, last year,” Tenaglia stated. “We began discussing the prospect of a deeper partnership that would leverage our respective expertise. Marcus’s business acumen and creative sense for content coupled with our production expertise is a powerful combination. And Marcus holds in high regard ZPZ’s core mission: to empower visionaries, inspire action, and connect humanity.”
Since its inception in 2003, Zero Point Zero has produced such content as the most recent season of United Shades of America with Kamau Bell (CNN); the Emmy-winning The Mind of a Chef (PBS); and Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix).
The outfit’s feature documentary credits include Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent; Wasted! The Story of Food Waste; Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story; Fermented; and Fries! The Movie.