Springhill Entertainment, the production company founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has signed a two-year blanket agreement for scripted television with ABC Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.
James and Carter started buying a new home earlier this year after being based at Warner Bros. since 2015. They met with multiple television studios and streamers that eventually signed with ABC Studios.
“SpringHill Entertainment does the shows that LeBron and I want to see. We see each project as a way to connect with our community and wonder if it will entertain and empower them. We want our content to be insightful in every way, “said Carter, CEO of The SpringHill Company.” Disney is an incredible home for SpringHill’s future growth in scripted television. The variety of Disney platforms, the wide reach, the Depth of talent and diversity of audience open up many opportunities for us to continue creating great stories. “
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This marks one of the biggest talent offerings for ABC Studios since Jonnie Davis joined the studio as president last summer.
“LeBron and Maverick bring SpringHill the same passion and commitment to excellence that LeBron brings to the NBA,” said Davis. “We are delighted that they are establishing themselves with us and cannot wait to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”
As announced yesterday, SpringHill Entertainment has joined the new and diversified The SpringHill Company, a global consumer and entertainment brand focused on empowerment, which has secured $ 100 million in financial support. The company’s major scripted and unscripted television and film projects will continue to be led by Chief Content Officer Jamal Henderson with executives Eric Oberland and Lezlie Wills leading the scripted development.
Founded in 2007 with the award-winning documentary. More than a game, SpringHill Entertainment began developing television in 2014 with a four-season series of the well-received scripted Starz series. Survivor’s remorse.
Since then, SpringHill has developed community-oriented scripted and non-message-driven television in a variety of genres, including limited series. Self Made: Inspired by the life of Mrs. CJ Walker, starring Octavia Spencer; docuseries I promise, that analyzes in depth the first academic year within James’ I Promise School; documentaries Student athlete and Shut up and haggle on power and oppression in sport; Netflix series Top boy, on drugs and life in London’s black communities; primetime family game show Wall, which currently airs its third season on NBC; children’s short form docuseries Becoming on Disney + and documentary What is my name | Muhammad Ali, directed by Antoine Fuqua.
SpringHill Entertainment is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.