Scout Productions is extending its unscripted programming slate with the launch of a brand new documentary division.
Joel Chiodi, Scout Productions’ senior vp of strategic growth, will oversee daily growth and manufacturing of the division. He will report back to Scout’s chief artistic officer, Rob Eric.
Scout has already set two documentary tasks beneath the brand new division. The first is “Equal” at HBO Max, a four-part docuseries chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ rights pre-Stonewall. The different is “Get Real” at Quibi, a collection that examines the 30-year historical past of actuality tv.
“Digging into the legacy and historical past of ‘Equal’ has impressed us to return to our roots,” mentioned Scout co-founder Michael Williams. “Scout’s genuine, point-of-view storytelling is an ideal match for the documentary house whether or not we’re speaking in regards to the world of music or taking a better take a look at the historical past of our collective obsession with actuality TV.”
The firm can be creating different documentary tasks, together with: a music-focused undertaking from Ian Bonhote, his producing associate Andee Ryder, Peter Ettedgui, and the group at Misfits Entertainment; a take a look at the sweet business; a deep-dive into the self-help world with investigative journalist Nile Cappello; and a undertaking from director Tommy Avallone.
“Whether it’s the ‘heroes’ featured on ‘Queer Eye’ or the changemakers that led the cost within the Stonewall Riots, Scout’s distinctive type of storytelling sheds mild on the real-life tales of individuals not usually seen on TV,” mentioned Chiodi. “We are excited to increase our unscripted content material right into a documentary slate that uncovers the individuals who make the world a brighter, higher place and proceed to ship premiere content material to our companions and, most significantly, our followers.”
Scout Productions is repped by WME.