EXCLUSIVE: Tony Award-successful director Anna D.Shapiro (August: Osage County), Oscar-nominated producer Leelai Demoz (On Tip-Toe), Tony-nominated actor/author Ian Barford (Linda Vista) and entrepreneur Brad Keywell (Groupon, WNDR Museum) like teamed as much as construct multimedia endeavor Highwire Media, an artist-first manufacturing company that is developing and producing projects across film, theater, and tv.
Highwire Media’s debut slate contains projects with Emmy Award-successful actors and producers Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso) and Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), author Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Masters of Intercourse), Tony Award-successful producer Greg Nobile (A Gentleman’s Files to Like and Waste) and firms Hyde Park Leisure and West Madison Leisure, as fragment of an initial belief to position 5 projects into manufacturing as soon as a year.
Highwire’s founders like formalized an progressive kind route of, honed from years of working across the entertainment panorama.
In a joint assertion, the founders inform, “Highwire Media is devoted to an artist-centric model that disrupts how creative vitality is harnessed and disseminated. We admire artists. By rethinking the enterprise of storytelling with artists on the core, we’ve designed a various framework that is optimum for creating. Highwire Media engages with every aspect of the creative route of to domesticate the medium easiest suited to every narrative. In founding Highwire Media, we’re sure by our belief in collaboration and our reverence for distinctive audience experiences.”
The initial slate of Highwire Media projects in kind contains:
Kara an customary comedy series written by Matthew-Lee Ehrlbach. Chris Rock is hooked as much as play a job and Anna Shapiro will inform.
Animals is an customary ensemble comedy series written by Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt and Ian Barford. Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) stars and executive produces.
Matthew-Lee Erlbach’s Revelations is a searing dramatic play topic at a Extensive Sur luxury getaway that explodes into a personal and political storm when two Pronounce Department workers accidentally inform an unspeakable sex scandal. Highwire Media will co-beget with Seaview (Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Existence) for Broadway. Shapiro is hooked as much as inform.
From Ian Barford is the sweeping exiguous series This Land of Blood. Born from the volcanic culture of Black radical Abolitionists, an inexorable bond between Frederick Douglass and John Brown shapes an American Revolution.
The Oath is a characteristic film depicting the unheard of fine narrative of Dr. Khassan Baiev all thru Russia’s brutal wars in Chechnya. Sworn to the Hippocratic oath, he is accountability-sure to set the lives of his fellow Chechens and Russian troopers alike; kidnapped and branded a traitor by all aspects, he soon finds the most indispensable life to set would possibly per chance well per chance be his possess.
Bury The Lede is an customary drama series written by Pleasure Gregory (Madame Secretary). Spanning the unheard of life and profession of the longest-serving White Dwelling press correspondent Connie Backyard, the inform explores the impression of trauma, historic and personal, on a generation of girls folk in the office. Hyde Park Leisure and West Madison Leisure are producing with Highwire Media, with Shapiro linked to inform.
Highwire Media is represented by CAA and Franklin, Kurnit, Klein and Selz.