11:30am PT by Rick Porter
'Hunting Ground,' 'Bleeding Edge' Filmmakers Sign First-Look TV Deal With eOne
The Hunting Ground filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick have signed a first-look TV deal with Entertainment One.
Under the two-year pact, Ziering and Dick, via their company Chain Camera, will develop scripted and unscripted projects for the indie studio; eOne will control worldwide distribution rights to their productions.
"Amy and Kirby are without a doubt two of the most important and well-respected filmmakers working in documentary film today," Peter Micelli, chief strategy officer, film & television at eOne, said Wednesday in a statement. "Together they have made films that have singlehandedly defined and transformed our culture and have an unmatched record of crafting thrilling and original investigative features that are, in their own right, cinematic tours de force. We are thrilled that they will bring their bold talents to eOne and we look forward to providing them a platform where they can bring their authentic storytelling to create scripted and non-scripted programming that can impact and inform people around the world."
Added Ziering: "Kirby and I are beyond excited to partner with entertainment powerhouse eOne. We look forward to working with eOne's first tier team of executives, creators and visionaries. We can't wait to see what we all are able to conjure together."
Ziering and Dick were nominated for an Oscar and won two News and Documentary Emmys and a Peabody for The Invisible War, their documentary about rape within the ranks of the U.S. military. Their 2015 film The Hunting Ground, an exposé of sexual assault on college campuses, was Emmy-nominated and won a Producer's Guild Award.
The duo's most recent project, The Bleeding Edge, premiered in July on Netflix.