Blink49 Studios And Vanguarde Artists Management Form Content JV – Deadline

Canadian based firm blink49 studio And Vanguard Management Teaming up to make the show.

The pair have formed a joint venture that will develop and manufacture content for the global market. The firms are billing the deal as a “first of its kind” agreement in Canada, with Vanguard providing creative talent and IP and the former Even Television head. John Moranis‘Blink49 provides studio, production and distribution infrastructure.

Blink49, backed by CJ ENM-owned Fifth Season, will also provide development funding to help build out the slate. It and Vanguarde will serve as co-producers on all projects developed, with the fifth season having a first look at international distribution rights.

News comes soon after the deadline revealed Vanguarde had established a production arm, Vanguarde Pictures, and hired former keep courage And burden of truth showrunner Adam Petal, who will work with co-heads Tina Horwitz and Jay Horwitz to develop content.

“With an outstanding client roster and a thoughtful, strategic and creative approach to supporting our clients, Vanguard is the perfect partner for this joint venture that will provide development funding and studio support for a slate of projects that we look forward to working together.” to the global market,” Moranis, CEO, Blink49 Studios. “And, with the launch of Vanguard Pictures with Adam Pettle joining as an executive producer, this joint venture is set up to be prolific.”

Tina Horwitz and Jay Horwitz, co-principals of Vanguard Artists Management, said, “From our earliest discussions to now, we shared a common vision and desire to establish and support opportunities for Canadian creative talent on a larger platform. Cause found.” “This partnership enables us to access Blink49’s considerable studio infrastructure as well as the wealth of knowledge and global reach that John and his team bring. Of course, we will continue to work with our leading third-party producers and production company partners to always seek the best-aligned opportunities for our customers and their projects.

For Blink49, the Vanguard pact marks the latest in a string of content partnerships, such as with The Muppets Mayhem Star Lilly Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions, Jeff Wachtel’s Future Shack Entertainment, Lucifer Producer Sherry Ellwood and The Walking Dead: World Beyond co-executive producer Ben Sokolowski.

Moranis opens the trade in 2021 with Patrice Theroux, Jeff Lynas and Nelson Kuo-Li.