Media Rights Capital

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Media Rights Capital (2006-2013)
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006) (Film)[1]
2008; 11 years ago (2008) (Television)[1]
FoundersModi Wiczyk
Asif Satchu
Area served
Key people
Modi Wiczyk (co-CEO)
Asif Satchu (co-CEO)
Scott Tenley (COO)
OwnerValence Media
(Eldridge Industries)

MRC (formerly an abbreviation of Media Rights Capital) is an American independent film and television studio founded by Mordecai (Modi) Wiczyk and Asif Satchu. Its work includes the television programs House of Cards and Ozark as well as the films Ted and Baby Driver.[2] It also programmed Sunday night shows for The CW during the 2008—2009 season.

Company history[edit]


MRC's investors include Guggenheim Partners, AT&T, WPP Group, Goldman Sachs and ABRY Partners.[3][4]

Television and film projects[edit]

MRC was responsible for programming The CW's Sunday-night lineup during the 2008–2009 season through a time-leasing arrangement. The first shows to air included the reality show In Harm's Way and the dramas Valentine and Easy Money.[5] The CW took back control of its Sunday night schedule after the MRC shows became the lowest-rated programs on major broadcast networks.[6] The network returned the Sunday timeslots to its affiliates as of the 2009-10 season.[7] Media Rights Capital's other projects have included House of Cards, Ozark, Ted, and Baby Driver.[2]

Valence Media and WGA controversy[edit]

On February 1, 2018, Eldridge Industries formed Valence Media, a new media company consisting of Media Rights Capital, The Hollywood Reporter, Dick Clark Productions, and Billboard.[8] Later that year, MRC affiliated with United Talent Agency to form a new entity, Civic Center Media, to develop package deals that compensated agents by providing a stake in projects rather than paying a commission. The Writers Guild of America created a new policy banning agency packaging, and UTA responded by filing a lawsuit claiming antitrust violations.[9]



Television projects[edit]




  1. ^ a b "About MRC". Media Rights Capital. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ng, David (2018-10-10). "United Talent Agency jumps into TV production in deal with studio behind 'House of Cards'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  3. ^ Bond, Paul (2013-02-13). "Media Rights Capital Raises $175 Million to Co-Finance Movies". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  4. ^ Shaw, Lucas (2014-05-06). "Guggenheim Invests $240 Million in 'House of Cards' Producer Media Rights Capital". The Wrap. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  5. ^ "MRC Unveils Four Shows for CW Sunday". Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  6. ^ Carter, Bill (2008-11-20). "CW Says It Is Retaking Control of Its Sunday TV Lineup". The New York Times.
  7. ^ de Morales, Lisa (2009-05-21). "For Fall, CW Brings On the Suds -- and Vampires". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ Andrew Wallenstein (2018-02-01). "Media Rights Capital, Dick Clark Prods., THR-Billboard Combine Company – Variety". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  9. ^ Robb, David; Patten, Dominic (2019-06-27). "UTA Sues WGA For "Unlawful Group Boycott", Seeks Injunction To Roll Back Guild Code Of Conduct". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i McClintock, Pamela (2011-09-20). "Media Rights Capital Closes Five-Year $350 Million Credit Facility". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  11. ^ "22 Jump Street". Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  12. ^ "JK Simmons To Star In Starz Drama Series From 'The Imitation Game' Director". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-04-22.

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