Scout Productions, the corporate behind Netflix’s Queer Eye, is launching a devoted documentary division.
The unit shall be headed by Joel Chiodi, SVP, Strategic Development, who will oversee the content material improvement and manufacturing. Chiodi, who was a part of the group that rebooted Queer Eye, will report back to Rob Eric, Scout’s Chief Creative Officer.
It comes after the manufacturing firm gained documentary orders together with Equal, a four-part collection chronicling the battle for LGBTQ rights pre-Stonewall, for HBO Max, and Get Real, a doc collection in regards to the historical past of actuality tv, for Quibi.
On the event slate are a music challenge from McQueen director Ian Bonhote, his producing companion Andee Ryder, Peter Ettedgui and the group at Misfits Entertainment, a “tongue in cheek” have a look at the sweet business, a deep-dive into the self-help world with investigative journalist Nile Cappello and a challenge from director Tommy Avallone (The Bill Murray Stories).
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Documentaries usually are not new to Scout co-founders David Collins and Michael Williams, who labored with Errol Morris on The Fog of War with Williams profitable an Oscar.
“Digging into the legacy and history of Equal has inspired us to return to our roots. Scout’s authentic, point-of-view storytelling is a perfect fit for the documentary space whether we are talking about the world of music or taking a closer look at the history of our collective obsession with reality TV,” stated Williams.
“Whether it’s the ‘heroes’ featured on Queer Eye or the changemakers that led the charge in the Stonewall Riots, Scout’s unique form of storytelling sheds light on the real-life stories of people not typically seen on TV. We are excited to expand our unscripted content into a documentary slate that uncovers the people who make the world a brighter, better place and continue to deliver premiere content to our partners and, most importantly, our fans,” added Chiodi.
Scout Productions is represented by WME.