CAA Acquires Talent Agency Peleton Entertainment
The firm specializes in representing reality television producers.
CAA has acquired Peleton Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The full-service New York-based agency represents clients in film, scripted television, documentaries and digital but has made its name in unscripted television, where its roster includes Loud TV (FYI’s Tiny House Nation, Travel’s Food Paradise) Paper Route Productions (Discovery’s Yukon Men, HGTV’s Garage Gold, Destination America’s Buying Alaska), Outpost (History’s Forged in Fire), Blast Films (Investigation Discovery’s Web of Lies), Lusid Media (Cooking Channel’s Unwrapped 2.0), Screaming Flea (A&E’s Hoarders), Proper (Discovery’s Vegas Rat Rodz), Violet Media (TLC’s My Strange Addiction) and Rosetta Media (syndicated The Pinkertons).
Peleton founder and president Rob Miller will work out of CAA’s New York office, while his colleague Daniel Pine will now be based out of the agency’s Los Angeles headquarters. Miller’s resume spans two decades and includes establishing N.S. Bienstock’s program packaging division as well as serving as president of television for indie production/distribution firm Unapix Entertainment, the NFL’s vp international TV and Showtime’s vp program enterprises. The Wesleyan graduate also performs in the New York City amateur orchestra Broadway Bach Ensemble.
Pine joined Peleton in 2011 from Al Roker Entertainment, where he was head of development. His entertainment career began in 2004 in production before he became a coordinator at Management 360 in Los Angeles. In 2006 he moved to New York to work in William Morris’ television department.
CAA’s alternative television group, led by Eric Wattenberg and Alan Braun, has sold more than 240 unscripted packages in the past four years and currently has almost 100 reality series on the air.