Liquid Media Group, Led by Joshua Jackson, to Partner with EUE/Sokolow, Led by Principals Jeff Cooney, Chris Cooney and Sam Sokolow, to Expand Both Company's Position in the International Television Marketplace
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2017 / Charlie Brezer, a director of Liquid Media Group Ltd. ("Liquid" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company is entering into a partnership agreement with EUE/Sokolow, the company behind Nat Geo's GENIUS, which has garnered 10 Emmy Nominations including Best Limited Series, in a deal that will expand both company's international premium television footprint. EUE/Sokolow and Liquid will both continue to operate under their current banners with EUE/Sokolow focusing on the development, packaging, sales and production of television properties while Liquid maintains its focus on financing, physical production and international distribution.
"We are indeed very fortunate to have teamed up with Liquid, "said EUE/Sokolow Creative Director Jeff Cooney. "It will be a true privilege to collaborate with such energized creative black belts."
"I am incredibly excited to partner with Sam, Jeff and Chris to help build on their success at EUE/Sokolow," said Liquid Media principal Joshua Jackson, an actor known for his roles in Showtime's THE AFFAIR, The CW's DAWSON'S CREEK and the upcoming Broadway production of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD. "Together we are poised to create world class content for years to come."
"We are thrilled to be getting into business with Joshua Jackson, Krysanne Katsoolis, Charlie Brezer, Daniel Cruz and the Liquid Media team", said EUE/Sokolow President Sam Sokolow. "It's a great time to be an independent television company developing content with world class talent. This deal expands our resources, allows us to grow our share of the global television marketplace, and let's us continue doing what we love… competing as an independent company."
"This is a pivotal strategic partnership for the company", said President and CEO of Liquid, Krysanne Katsoolis. "Liquid is providing the production and financial resources to support our partner studios create the best in class content across all media verticals."
Co-Founder of Liquid, Daniel Cruz, commented, "I am thrilled to bring my capital markets expertise in collaborating with both EUE/Sokolow and Liquid to finance this exciting opportunity."
EUE/Sokolow, which is based in Beverly Hills, focuses on premium television programs including dramas, limited series, comedies and documentaries. EUE/Sokolow is repped by Peter Micelli at CAA.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio, aggregating mature production service studios and developing and producing world class content through its studio capabilities.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2010 by producer/director Jeff Cooney and veteran television producer Sam Sokolow, EUE/Sokolow is an independent television studio that develops, finances, produces and arranges the distribution of premium television shows and content. EUE/Sokolow attracts high-end talent to develop television properties in a forward-thinking business model designed for today's global television marketplace. Recently, EUE/Sokolow independently produced pilots/presentations of "Co-Op," a television show created by and starring Zachary Levi and written and directed by Nancy Hower and John Lehr; "Diplomatic Immunity," a comedy starring Australian comedy troupe The Peloton; "Shalom Y'all," a comedy by showrunner Caryn Lucas based on the work of Julia Fowler which was recently set up at Warner Brothers; and "Win With Les," starring Josh Lucas and created and written by Blair Singer. Since opening their doors, Cooney and Sokolow have set up shows at HBO, ABC, NBC, Freeform, Nat Geo, TNT, E!, Lifetime Movie Network and OWN. EUE/Sokolow is a subsidiary of EUE/Screen Gems, whose infrastructure includes studio complexes in Atlanta, Wilmington and Miami that have been home to productions such as "Stranger Things" (Netflix), "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" (Lionsgate), "Sleepy Hollow" (Fox), "Iron Man 3" (Marvel Studios), "Six" (A&E/History Channel), "The Conjuring" (New Line Cinema), "Under the Dome" (CBS) and "East Bound and Down" (HBO).
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