The Washington Post and Imagine Entertainment have unveiled a strategic partnership to create unscripted and scripted film and TV properties, the two parties announced on Tuesday (June 14).
The multi-year deal will see Imagine take an exclusive first look at developing and producing projects based on the Post‘s archives, current reporting and ongoing investigations. Washington Post publisher and CEO Fred Ryan will oversee the deal with Imagine executive chairman Brian Grazer and chief strategy officer Justin Wilkes.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents both the Jeff Bezos-owned Post and Imagine, brokered the deal, and will help expand the Post‘s storytelling opportunities with Imagine through a variety of formats.
“At the Post, we’re storytellers at heart. Whether it’s holding the powerful to account or shedding light on an exceptionally compelling narrative, we see tremendous untapped potential for extending the reach of our journalism,” Ryan said in a news release.
“Partnering with Imagine, a leader in the entertainment industry, and the talented team at CAA, we look forward to connecting global audiences with essential and riveting Post reporting.”
Grazer added: “To have access to the world-class journalism and deep investigative reporting from Watergate to the recent conflict in Ukraine is a filmmaker’s dream. We’re honored to partner with the Post across all storytelling verticals within Imagine.”