Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Former WME Agent John Fogelman Launches Development and Talking to Firm

John Fogelman, former William Morris Endeavor board member, is starting a brand new development and talking to firm FactoryMade Endeavors together with his former client J.J. Abrams, who's becoming principal investor.our editor recommendsJ.J. Abrams Dishes on 'Alcatraz,' 'Super 8' and 'Fringe' Moving to Friday Nights'Super 8': J.J. Abrams States Movie Was Inspired By Personal Encounters J.J. Abrams: Dealing With Steven Spielberg on 'Super 8' Was 'Crazy Good' 'Super 8' hitting Theaters each day At the start of Twitter Promotion The hybrid entertainment and media business firm intends to partner with talent and firms to build up and deliver content across multiple platforms worldwide. Initial plans for brand new endeavors include original short-form programming, interactive viewing and gaming encounters, and projects for digital and mobile platforms in addition to cable and network television both locally as well as in emerging marketplaces. FactoryMade has guaranteed alliances with Telefonica, Hasbro, RTL Group and Apple. Abrams in addition to Michael Bay, Robert Rodriguez, Thom Ales and Whoopi Goldberg have previously begun developing projects using the recently created company. "We recognize the qualities from the constantly altering media landscape that still change our look at entertainment," Fogelman, who'll function as Boss of FactoryMade Endeavors, stated. "We welcome the industry's most imaginative and artistic minds to plan new endeavors around and make them into fully fledged media companies." Abrams, director of Star Trek which summer time's Super 8, in addition to creator/co-creator of television series for example Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe, added, "I have been lucky enough to get work with similar reps since i have started within this business. John Fogelman became a member of we in 2006, and that i was immediately struck by his capability to identify creative possibilities and the determination and skill to really realize them. "I felt strongly about ongoing to utilize John, which was an opportunity to support his latest ambitious enterprise, just like he's supported me through the years.Inch Abrams' creating partner, Bryan Burk, will have an energetic role within the new company, that is situated next to Abrams' Bad Robot's headquarters in Santa Monica, Ca. David Lonner of Oasis Media Group continues as Abrams' manager. Concentrating on Latin America and also the U.S. Hispanic market, FactoryMade works with Spain's Telefonica SA, the 3rd biggest telecommunications provider on the planet. Together, they'll develop content-driven companies with Telefonica's subsidiaries Media Systems Latin America SAC and Terra Systems SA. FactoryMade continues its historical relationship with client Hasbro that started at WMA between Fogelman and leader and Boss of Hasbro John Goldner. The connection led to producing numerous films such as the Transformers movies, GI Joe and also the approaching Battleship, along with the launch from the HUB television network like a joint-venture with Discovery Communications. Hasbro will even continue being symbolized by WME. "Hasbro is ongoing to produce immersive entertainment globally for the incredible portfolio of brands," Goldner stated. "John Fogelman and the team happen to be a significant resource for all of us in media and entertainment space and that we anticipate a lot more possibilities with FactoryMade to construct not just new encounters for the brands, but to operate on creating new brands too.Inch The first kind Proper Planning & Business Development unit at WME, named the "skunkworks" unit where talent brainstormed ideas and corporate clients investigated garage-style media ideas, will join FactoryMade Endeavors. They will still be headed by former WME department mind Cristina Patwa because the leader of FactoryMade. Patwa is going to be became a member of by former WME co-workers Aden Ikram (Comcast business development and Qualcomm strategy) because the mind of economic development, Beginning Holliday-Mack (Vital Pictures and also the Nielsen Company) and Douglas Gardner (PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entertainment, Media and Communications Advisory Services). Troy Zien (WME talent) will individually aid Fogelman in personal creating efforts in film and tv. Fogelman lately left WME where, for additional 18 years, he was a real estate agent to such talent as Abrams, Bay, Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Eric Bana and Courteney Cox. He was the first kind worldwide mind from the film department at WMA and was among the principal designers from the merger between WMA and Endeavor. Related Subjects J.J. Abrams

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