Killer Content, the parent company of Killer Films, has reorganized its operations into three divisions after teaming with the fledgling non-profit org Two Brass Brads.
Killer Films, headed by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, remains an autonomous unit focusing on entertainment content. Killer Content now is the umbrella org for films, entertainment and branded content while the newly created Killer Impact is dedicated to investing in media properties that promote or advocate for social issues and concerns.
The launch of Killer Impact was announced Sunday at San Francisco’s YTH Live conference, a gathering of youth, health and technology advocates, by actress Morgan Saylor (“Homeland”). Saylor stars in Killer Films’ drama “White Girl,” which screened at Sundance this year. Killer Impact said it will invest 25% of net revenues from various projects with relevant charitable orgs.
Killer Films at present is developing the novel “Only Ever Yours” as a film and TV property. The Oakland-based YTH org will be a beneficiary via Killer Impact of profits from “Only Ever Yours.”
Killer Impact will be headed by CEO Crystal Wald, a founding board member of Two Brass Brads. The New York-based outfit launched last year with the goal of investing in and nurturing socially relevant content.
“Great storytelling always has some social impact. What’s different now is that we have a formal structure to give back through campaigns, community building and contributions to organizations who are already out there tackling important issues,” added Adrienne Becker, CEO of Killer Content.
Killer Films at present is shepherding the Keira Knightley starrer “Colette,” a biopic of the French author; a film adaptation of the Brian Selznick novel “Wonderstruck” and a pilot for Amazon, “Z,” based on the Therese Ann Fowler book “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.”
In February Killer optioned the New York Times’ multimedia feature “The Displaced,” about child refugees, for adaptation as a TV series.
Killer Content is in the midst of developing branded content for banking giant UBS and Conde Nast, among others.