Kapital Entertainment

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Kapital Entertainment
Industry Television programs
Founded 2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Founder Aaron Kaplan
Headquarters West Hollywood, California, US
Key people
Aaron Kaplan
Owner Aaron Kaplan

Kapital Entertainment is an American independent television production company founded by Aaron Kaplan in 2009. Prior to founding Kapital, Kaplan was the worldwide head of scripted television at William Morris Agency to which he joined in 1991. He exited the company[1] in 2009 after 18 years when WMA was going through the regulatory process to finalize their merger with Endeavor to form WME Entertainment.

Kapital has since produced shows for many different networks such as CBS, MTV, ABC, NBC and HBO. Some of the companies productions include Terra Nova, Life in Pieces, The Mysteries of Laura, and American Housewife.

Kapital also has two pod deals, one in 2014 with development executive Tracy Katsky via KatCo[2] which produces Santa Clarita Diet and the other in 2016 with former longtime head of comedy at CBS Wendi Trilling to launch TrillTV.[3] Both pods are based at Kapital's offices in West Hollywood.

On February 10, 2017, Kapital formed a joint venture[4] with CBS Corporation and has acquired an ownership stake. CBS will also provide co-financing for Kapital projects and will serve as worldwide distributor. However, Kapital will continue to operate as it had previously as an independent production company which will be completely separate from CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Network and have no first-look or any other agreements with any of them.

Shows produced[edit]

2010s[edit]

Title Network Year Notes
Terra Nova Fox 2011 Co-produced with Chernin Entertainment, Amblin Television, Siesta Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
GCB ABC 2012 Co-produced with Darren Star Productions and ABC Studios
The Neighbors ABC 2012–2014 Co-produced with 17–28 Black and ABC Studios
Wendell & Vinnie Nickelodeon 2013 Co-produced with Passable Entertainment and Nickelodeon Productions
Instant Mom Nickelodeon 2013–2015 Co-produced with Stockholm Syndrome and Nickelodeon Productions
Back in the Game ABC 2013 Co-produced with Cullen Bros. Television and 20th Century Fox Television
Friends with Better Lives CBS 2014 Co-produced with Liscolade Productions, Hemingson Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television
The Mysteries of Laura NBC 2014–2016 Co-produced with Berlanti Productions, Jeff Rake Productions, New Media Vision and Warner Bros. Television
Secrets and Lies ABC 2015–2016 Co-produced with Hoodlum Entertainment and ABC Studios
Kevin from Work ABC Family 2015 Co-produced with Wonderland Sound and Vision and 40 or 50 Years Productions
Life in Pieces CBS 2015–present Co-produced with 40 or 50 Years Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
Divorce HBO 2016–present Co-produced with Pretty Matches Productions, Merman Films and 343 Incorporated
American Housewife ABC 2016–present Co-produced with Eight Sisters Productions, Weiner & Schwartz and ABC Studios
Santa Clarita Diet Netflix 2017–present Co-produced with Garfield Grove, KatCo, Flower Films, and Olybomb Entertainment
Me, Myself & I CBS 2017–2018 Co-produced with Warner Bros. Television and Melon Entertainment
9JKL CBS 2017–2018 Co-produced with CBS Television Studios, Liscolaide Productions and Trill TV
The Chi Showtime 2018–present Co-produced with Fox 21 Television Studios, and Showtime Networks
A Million Little Things ABC 2018-present Co-produced with ABC Studios
The Neighborhood CBS 2018-present Co-produced with Trill Television, A Bird and a Bear Productions, and CBS Television Studios

Future productions[edit]

Title Network Year Notes
Tell Me a Story CBS All Access 2018 co-production with Outerbanks Entertainment
Nicki Freeform TBA
Surburban Shootout WE tv TBA with ABC Signature, and Feelgood Fiction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 18, 2009). "WMA veteran Kaplan exits". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 22, 2014). "Tracy Katsky Starts Production Company, Signs Pod Deal With Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2016). "Former CBS Exec Wendi Trilling Launches Production Company, Inks Pod Deal With Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2016). "Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment & CBS Corporation Launch Joint Venture". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2017.

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