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Exclusive: Dorsey Pictures signs YouTube star Brandon Jordan to development deal

Red Arrow Studios subsidiary Dorsey Pictures has confirmed it has closed a TV development deal with aqua-centric YouTube star Brandon Jordan, whose adventure channel “Jiggin’ With Jordan” has pulled in ...
May 26, 2022

Red Arrow Studios subsidiary Dorsey Pictures has confirmed it has closed a TV development deal with aqua-centric YouTube star Brandon Jordan, whose adventure channel “Jiggin’ With Jordan” has pulled in three million subscribers since its launch in 2013.

The popular channel centers on Jordan (pictured, right) and his friends’ diving expeditions for lost valuables in rivers and oceans, which he then returns to their rightful owners. Along the way, the crew cleans up marine litter and other trash they discover, and also educate viewers on some of the finer points of fishing.

This is Dorsey Pictures’ first deal with an internet personality as the company continues to broaden its production slate across both linear and streaming channels.

“Brandon has an incredibly engaged YouTube following, with his videos reaching millions of viewers, and we’re excited to launch him into television as an extension of his already impressive brand,” Dorsey Pictures CEO Chris Dorsey and SVP Matt Assmus said in a joint statement announcing the deal.

Jordan is represented by Underscore Talent, while Dorsey Pictures is represented by Vital Artists Agency.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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