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Evolution Entertainment Launches TV Division, Inks First Look Deal With Lionsgate

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mark Burg and Michael Menchel’s Evolution Entertainment is expanding its partnership with Lionsgate beyond the Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management, which the two companies are producing together. Evolution has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce television programming. The pact marks the launch of Evolution’s new television division, which will be overseen by recently hired SVP Rachel Israel. “We have enjoyed an extraordinary collaboration with Evolution on Anger Management so expanding the scope of our relationship with Mark, Mike and their team made perfect sense,” said Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group. “They embody the kind of creative spirit and entrepreneurial acumen that define and drive the Lionsgate brand and we look forward to developing many more projects together.”

As Sheen’s longtime manager, Evolution is a producer of Two and a Half Men and Anger Management, with Burg serving as an executive producer on both series. Following a successful 10-episode run on FX last summer, Anger Management kicks off its 90-episode back order tomorrow night for a virtually uninterrupted two-year run. The series has already been sold in broadcast syndication to Fox Television Stations for fall 2014. “Our partnership with Lionsgate on Anger Management has proven to be everything we hoped for, and this new agreement is an exciting next step as we look to broaden our reach in television for both our clients and the larger community,” said Evolution principal Burg and President Menchel. Read More »

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Rob Golenberg Leaves Evolution, Formally Launches Company With Alon Aranya

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 2:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After a nine-month stint at Evolution Entertainment, former Gersh Head of TV Literary and Packaging Rob Golenberg has left the management company to focus on Scripted World, his company with longtime client, writer/producer Alon Aranya. Golenberg  and Aranya started Scripted World as a production company in February when Golenberg joined Evolution. Now the duo has formally launched Scripted World as a full-service production and management company. They are being joined by Angela Nikas from The Collective who will serve as a development executive. Read More »

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Evolution Entertainment Adds Managers In NY And LA

By | Friday November 9, 2012 @ 4:13pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Sekka Scher has joined Stephen Gates in the New York outpost of management/production company Evolution Entertainment, which expanded into the Big Apple a year ago. Scher manages Demian Bichir, Danny Hoch, Max Casella and Sandra Echeverria among others. Meanwhile, Amy Slomovits and Brady McKay have joined on at the LA offices with clients that include Michaela Watkins, Kaitlin Olson, Kyle Bornheimer and Hayes McArthur. In addition, Lindsay Whitaker has been promoted to talent manager. The LA trio join recently added Cassian Elwes, who launched Evolution Independent with Evolution principal Mark Burg in February with an eye on film funding.

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