Jeff Wachtel, former head of USA Network & Universal Cable Productions, has launched Future Shack Entertainment.
Future Shack focuses on developing & co-financing shows for audiences worldwide. Indie studio Blink49 Studios is entering a long-term partnership with Future Shack projects in Canada.
Blink49 will handle the production & distribution of Future Shack’s projects.
The Roku Channel, the exclusive home of Roku Originals, has signed up Future Shack for a first-look development deal focused on “blue sky” programming Wachtel helped put on USA Network.
Here is what the article states –
“Future Shack has set a leadership team comprised of industry veterans. After seven years as head of development at Conaco Entertainment, Larry Sullivan has moved to Future Shack as President, Creative. Pamela Parker, who ran business affairs for Sony Pictures Television International Production and was most recently with Sony’s domestic studio, is the company’s head of business affairs. The company also has set veteran acquisitions and distribution executive Frances Manfredi as Senior Adviser.
Wachtel was president of USA Network, and also founded and was president of NBCU’s cable studio, UCP. Most recently, he served as president of NBCU’s international television studio, based in London, until he was let go in 2020 following internal complaints.”
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