Under the pact, the two companies will co-finance and develop pilot scripts, while eOne will produce and handle worldwide distribution on projects. Shows will be produced under the newly-forged banner, Sunrise TV, with Sunrise CEO Peter Schafer and Sunrise head of production Joe Dain serving as exec producers.
“We’re delighted to be in business with Peter and the creative team at Sunrise,” said John Morayniss, CEO of Entertainment One Television. “This new venture supports eOne’s commitment to dramatic programming, like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Haven,’ and we’re looking forward to expanding our portfolio with more compelling content for US and global audiences.”
Sunrise Pictures’ film credits include “The Whistleblower,” “The Trials of Cate McCall” and “There’s Always Woodstock,” and the shingle is prepping to shoot a reality show targeting Latin auds. EOne’s TV resume includes “Hell on Wheels,” “Rookie Blue” and “Klondike.”