'Burning Love' Duo Ink Pod Deal With Insurrection Media (Exclusive)
Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn will develop and produce comedy projects for digital and linear distribution.
Digital producers Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn have set up a multiyear exclusive pod deal at newly established digital TV studio Insurrection Media.
As part of the deal, the duo that brought Burning Love to Paramount will develop and produce comedy series that Insurrection will own and distribute on both digital and linear platforms. Insurrection will have the exclusive first look at any comedy projects developed by Stern (Childrens Hospital, Hotwives of Orlando) and Quinn, who will produce the shows through Stern's Abominable Pictures.
This is the first big deal for Insurrection since Fox veteran Kiliaen Van Rensselaer launched the studio in August. Van Rensselaer spent two and a half years at Fox as senior vp multiplatform programming. While he was there, he inked a similar deal with Stern and Quinn, who first collaborated on Burning Love while Quinn oversaw digital content at Paramount, that resulted in digital series Filthy Sexy Teen$, which Fullscreen recently ordered to series.
"The collaboration with Jon and Keith this past year reinforced my conviction that they are truly exceptional executive producers who have incredible instincts for finding daring, hilarious projects and nurturing creators, writers, directors, actors and crew to produce world-class shows," he said. "They posses the rare quality of understanding what pleases both linear and digital video network buyers and consumers across all formats."
In a joint statement, the duo said that the deal with Insurrection "will provide a unique opportunity for us to incubate projects in an environment that gives our collaborators the chance to present their vision more fully and quickly than traditional development."