Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Mark S. Berry has finalized a joint venture agreement with producer Frank Blenman to launch B-Squared Studios, Toronto, a film studio under the umbrella of AMG Global Entertainment. Berry had been in talks with Blenman for a few months in the development of scripted, reality series and documentaries. The two already have a project together: AMG's online series scripted drama Heroes of Hip Hop.
Berry segues to the B-Squared Studios deal while maintaining the chairmanship of AMG Global Entertainment, and will serve as co-president of B-Squared Studios.
Headquartered in Toronto, B-Squared Studios will develop and produce drama, reality & comedy projects, distributed by AMG Global Entertainment's international portals. B-Squared Studios also has projects in the pipeline that will be done as international co-productions. "While B-Squared Studios will produce pilots, the objective is to develop and package scripts with talent in a straight-to-series model as we've done with Heroes of Hip Hop," said Berry. "I feel fortunate to have partnered with Mark at AMG Global; they are amazingly supportive and innovative and they will be fully backing B-Squared Studios."
Added Rob "Kelo" Hendricks, EVP, Business Affairs at AMG Global Entertainment, "I'm thrilled that we'll be partnering with Frank and his great team, including Bob Shami, to create innovative and exciting drama, reality & comedy series."
Berry, founder of AMG Global, and Hendricks, previously EVP at Toronto based urban incubator, Seven Figure Music, executive produce the latest Drake live concert film in partnership with Serious Entertainment. Berry also executive produces along with New York based Shami Media, Dennis Rodman's, Doing It My Way, the upcoming 90 minute documentary. Previous credits have included high profile music insertions for The Making of the Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Harvard Man, Urban Legend and many more.
B-Squared's U.S. outpost had signed pacts with unscripted producers in the past, and the mothership studio has acquired a slew of independent productions in the reality space for development.