Prod'n co. to handle TV, music, film

Offshore Entertainment, a new production company launched Monday in New York, with each of the shingle’s three divisions — Offshore Pictures, Offshore Television and Offshore Records — announcing a slate of projects in development.

Morgan J. Freeman’s “Just Like the Son” is the opening salvo of Offshore Pictures. The pic, starring Rosie Perez, Mark Weber and Brendan Sexton, lensed this summer in North Carolina and follows the journey of a juvenile delinquent and a second-grader in a road trip across America.

Offshore Television kicks off with indie pilot “Nicky’s Game,” helmed by writer-producer Peter Alson, who adapted the show from his book, “Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie,” and features Soprano John Ventimiglia and Burt Young. Offshore Records, the company’s music label, is preparing to release debut albums for Boston-based rockers Rocketscience and a female R&B trio based out of Atlanta, the GG’s.

Offshore was formed earlier this year by Christopher Woodrow, who will act as CEO, and Darren Kotchek, chief financial officer. The management team includes Shawn Parsons, who will oversee development at Offshore Pictures and Television; and Hank Caldwell, formerly prexy of hip-hop label Death Row Records, who will head Offshore Records.

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