Leftfield Entertainment Launches New Production Co., Riot Creative
The latest company housed in the ITV group will turn an eye to OTT and digital with Stephanie Angelides serving as president.
Brent Montgomery's Leftfield Entertainment is launching a new production company. The new unscripted venture, Riot Creative, will create television content with a focus on over-the-top and digital opportunities.
Veteran TV exec and producer Stephanie Angelides, most recently senior vp development at All 3 Media-owned Optomen, will serve as president.
"Stephanie Angelides is another perfect fit for our group's vision of putting creatives in the best position to focus on the next big hit, while the LFE machine focuses on delivering for our clients across all areas of operations," said Montgomery. "Our first start-up, Loud TV, is a great example of this; it just turned two years old and, under Nick Rigg's leadership, has 10 series in production. Leftfield Entertainment's strategic decision to partner with ITV was in part driven by the commitment ITV made to allow Leftfield to continue to invest, at a time when the industry is evolving rapidly; after the first year of marriage, we couldn't be happier. It's a great blueprint for all of LFE's current and future start-ups."
ITV acquired a 80 percent stake in Leftfield in 2014. The company also houses Montgomery's Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment.
"To get the chance to focus on being creative in various genres of programming, and for both established networks and emerging platforms, is about as good as it gets in our business," added Angelides. "I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Riot Creative, and to be part of the team at Leftfield Entertainment."
While at Optomen, Angelides oversaw scripted and unscripted entertainment for Optomen Productions and Gordon Ramsay's One Potato Two Potato. She's developed and sold 11 series in the last two years alone.