L.A.-based prodco Ample Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Israeli filmmakers Yotam Guendelman, Mika Timor and Ari Pines, the team behind Netflix’s hit true crime miniseries Shadow of Truth.
Under the deal, Ample will collaborate with the creators to develop and produce a slate of premium “stranger-than-fiction” unscripted films and series.
The trio won three Israeli Academy Awards for Shadow of Truth, a four-part series about the 2006 murder case of a 13-year-old Israeli girl and the arrest and trial of a Ukrainian immigrant in her slaying. They recently wrapped production on a yet-to-be-announced documentary for Showtime.
“Premium unscripted content is at the heart of the stories we tell, so we’re always looking for unique opportunities to elevate our nonfiction portfolio by working with the freshest talent in the industry,” said Ari Mark, co-founder of Ample Entertainment, in a release.
“Aligning with a company like Ample allows us the creative collaboration and crucial infrastructure necessary as we continue to tackle characters and stories that matter and expand our international footprint,” the filmmakers added.
Guendelman (pictured, middle) previously wrote and directed the short film Cham, produced by Timor (pictured, left), and co-wrote and produced the serial-killer series Coastal Road Killer with Timor as a co-producer and Pines (pictured, right) as a co-producer and co-writer. For her part, Timor is currently developing six documentaries for different broadcasters, while Pines also serves as head director of Israeli Public Network’s Real Time investigative journalism series.