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Freddie Wong‘s RocketJump production company has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The company behind YouTube web series Video Game High School has been expanding its brand, signing a first-look deal with Lionsgate and working on an upcoming original series for Hulu.
Wong, a YouTuber best-known for videos with big virtual effects, co-founded RocketJump in 2011 with Desmond Dolly and Matthew Arnold and premiered VGHS the following year. The first season of the series drew more than 55 million views, leading to two more seasons. RocketJump crowdfunded the third — and final — season, raising more than $800,000 in 28 days.
“We were looking for representation that was creatively and commercially in synch with our core DNA,” Wong said. “The team at WME understands where we’re going, and we’re looking forward to taking our company to the next level with them by our side.”
RocketJump’s next project is Hulu series RocketJump: The Show, which will follow the team as they make a new short video using their trademark VFX. The shorts will then appear on the RocketJump YouTube channel, which has more than 7.5 million subscribers and 1 billion video views.
RocketJump is repped by Adam Kaller and Duncan Hedges of Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush & Kaller LLP.
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