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Washington Post forms partnership with Imagine to create TV projects

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 ...
June 14, 2022

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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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