Warner Music Group and SK International unveiled a pact Thursday to co-produce and co-finance a slate of music-focused documentaries and scripted tasks “mined from WMG’s extraordinary roster of artists and songwriters, in addition to its expansive international catalog.”
The companions’ new content material efforts collectively will embody each English and local-language tasks, and can “pay particular consideration to WMG’s huge array of celebrated worldwide artists, notably throughout the U.S., Asia, and Latin America,” the businesses mentioned in a joint press launch.
The pact was made public by SK International chairman Sidney Kimmel, co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin, and Charlie Cohen, president of Warner Music Leisure, WMG’s TV and Movie division.
“As we proceed to increase our movie and TV operation, this partnership completely combines the worldwide attain of our two firms and opens up new alternatives for all concerned,” mentioned Corwin. “We’re thrilled to deliver WMG’s huge array of artists, songwriters, and catalogs along with SK International’s internationally centered group to create modern content material for international and native markets all over the world.”
Added Penotti and Corwin: “This deal will permit us to assist groundbreaking filmmaking and increase upon SK International’s mission to provide culturally vital.”
SK International’s previous hits embody Loopy Wealthy Asians and amongst its upcoming slate options Netflix’s untitled Thai Cave Rescue sequence, at the moment filming in Thailand; the English-language function India Sweets and Spices, a culturally particular diaspora comedy set in an Indian-American neighborhood; and season two of the Emmy-winning sequence, Delhi Crime, additionally with Netflix.
Warner Music Leisure has launched quite a lot of acclaimed music doc tasks of late, together with David Byrne’s Emmy-nominated HBO particular, American Utopia; Nationwide Geographic’s Emmy-nominated Genius: Aretha; the two-part docuseries, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time.
The WMG deal was negotiated on behalf of SK International by its head of enterprise and authorized affairs Brian Kornreich.