Matador Content

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Matador Content
Subsidiary
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2013
FoundersJay Peterson, Todd Lubin
Headquarters
ParentBoat Rocker Media
Websitematadorcontent.com

Matador Content (also known as Matador) is an American production company founded in 2013 by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin.[1][2] The company produces feature films, unscripted television, scripted television and digital programming.[3] Some of Matador’s television series include the AMC series Geeking Out, the GSN series Hellevator, the A&E series Epic Ink, Cement Heads, and Country Bucks, the Lifetime (TV network) series Project Runway: Fashion Startup, the History (U.S. TV channel) series Great Minds with Dan Harmon, and the Syfy series Cosplay Melee. Matador's scripted programming includes the Netflix Original series The Who Was? Show, and Viceland's first scripted series What Would Diplo Do? starring James van der Beek.[4][5]

Matador also produces the ABC series Boy Band (TV series) hosted by Rita Ora, and the Emmy Award nominated Spike series Lip Sync Battle hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, and the kid centric spin-off Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Nickelodeon hosted by Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa.[6][7][8][9][10]

Matador’s feature film credits include the Emmy Award nominated HBO documentary Banksy Does New York, which premiered at DOC NYC in 2014, Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot, a behind-the-scenes look at the 2001 cult indie film Wet Hot American Summer, and Give Me Future, which documented Major Lazer's groundbreaking 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba.[11][12][13][14]

Partnerships[edit]

In 2014, Matador Content formed a joint venture with Untitled Entertainment, the management company behind Jared Leto, Penelope Cruz and Naomi Watts.[15]

In 2017, Matador Content signed a multi-year production and development deal with Little Creatures, the production company founded by R. J. Cutler and Jane Cha.[16] Later that year, Matador inked a multi-project deal with Bold Soul Studios to develop scripted content. [17]

In 2018, Matador Content was acquired by Boat Rocker Media, a Toronto-based global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands for all platforms. [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. ^ "How an Early Binge-Watcher Helped Change the Face of TV - OPEN Forum". americanexpress.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Cable is Bullish on Matador Content - Broadcasting & Cable". broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. ^ https://deadline.com/2017/05/netflix-the-who-was-show-family-series-1202088157/
  5. ^ http://deadline.com/2017/07/what-would-diplo-do-james-van-der-beek-viceland-tca-2017-1202137856/
  6. ^ "Spike Receives Emmy Nomination For Lip Sync Battle". spike.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  7. ^ Staff, Variety (29 September 2015). "Reality Impact Report 2015". variety.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  8. ^ http://deadline.com/2017/02/syfy-launches-cosplay-melee-competition-series-hosted-yvette-nicole-brown-1201914103/
  9. ^ https://variety.com/2017/music/news/boyband-nick-carter-emma-bunton-rita-ora-abc-singing-show-1202426541/
  10. ^ http://www.nickpress.com/press-releases/2017/12/19/sync-your-heart-out-nickelodeon-premieres-lip-sync-battle-shorties-on-friday-jan-12-at-730-p-m-etpt
  11. ^ "Turner, HBO Nominated for 24 News & Doc Emmys - Corporate - Time Warner Blog". Time Warner. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  12. ^ "The "Banksy Does New York" Documentary Will Make Its New York Premiere During the DOC NYC Festival". complex.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  13. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (6 August 2015). "'Wet Hot American Summer' Doc Acquired by Amplify Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)". variety.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  14. ^ https://whatnottodoc.com/2017/01/10/2017-sundance-docs-in-focus-give-me-future/
  15. ^ "Untitled Entertainment Forms Joint Venture With TV Production Company Matador (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  16. ^ http://deadline.com/2017/07/boy-band-producer-matador-content-multi-year-deal-r-j-cutler-little-creatures-1202126095/
  17. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hearst-digital-veteran-corey-moss-launches-production-shingle-writer-brad-gottfred-1033730
  18. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/11/boat-rocker-media-acquires-matador-content-lip-sync-battle-1202498418/

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