THE Co. Co-Founder Justin Hochberg Exits Shingle (Exclusive)

THE Co. Co-Founder Justin Hochberg Exits

THE Co.'s website scrubbed of Hochberg's name

THE Co. co-founder Justin Hochberg is parting ways with his production company and partner Charlie Ebersol, Variety has learned.

Known as the Hochberg Ebersol Co. (THE Co.), Hochberg founded the shingle, which focuses on unscripted fare, with Ebersol in 2010. Since its inception, THE Co. has launched programs including “The Moment” on USA and TNT’s “The Great Escape.”

As Hochberg exits THE Co., Ebersol will take the reins and continue to lead the shingle. THE Co. will also change its name to “The Co.” to reflect Hochberg’s departure.

Hochberg is developing a branded entertainment skein with a Fortune 500 company, according to sources, and has the Stateside rights to several international formats.

While it is unclear what led Hochberg to ankle his company and part ways with Ebersol, the shingle’s website has been virtually scrubbed clean of Hochberg’s name. Site’s “About” section now reads: “THE Co. was founded in 2010 by television/film producer Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan,” with no mention of Hochberg in the entire company bio.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Scott Einziger says:

    Smart move Justin. The last time I
    saw your former partner — he was on the floor after being knocked on his ass at an industry party. Karma works.

More TV News from Variety

Loading