Robert Rodriguez’s Comcast Network Targets Next Generation Of U.S. Latinos

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 9:46am PST

Robert Rodriguez, P. Diddy, Magic Johnson, Said Schwartz Begin 4 New Minority-Owned Indie Networks With Comcast

Robert Rodriguez, FactoryMade Ventures CEO John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa said they are looking to serve a U.S.-born Latino market they believe is underserved with their El Rey Network. It’s one of four new independent networks Comcast announced today that was selected among more than 100 proposals. As part of the news, the El Rey group announced the formation of Tres Pistoleros, which will develop programming for El Rey, creating content across multiple platforms including reality, scripted and animated series as well as movies, documentaries, music, comedy and sports programming. El Rey will primarily be in English and showcase Hispanic producers, celebrities and public figures. ”What we’re going to offer is not currently out there,” Rodriguez told Deadline. “The majority of the players today are doing a fantastic job serving the first generation [of Latinos in America], and what we want to do is serve their offspring.” The trio said they hope to launch by January 2014. Read More »

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Ex-Agent John Fogelman Signs Deal To Re-Imagine J.C. Penney – & J.J. Abrams Helped

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 9:05pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Former Hollywood agent John Fogelman just phoned to tell me that his FactoryMade Ventures and JC Penney are announcing a 3-year partnership on Friday. The retailer announced on Wednesday it is rebranding itself “jcpenney” and will have a new … Read More »

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J.J. Abrams No Longer Investor In John Fogelman’s Factorymade Ventures: “Not A Good Fit”

By | Saturday January 21, 2012 @ 12:36pm PST

John Fogelman just phoned me to report that he and JJ Abrams went to dinner two weeks ago and came to the conclusion that the writer-director-producer is too busy to be a partner anymore in Fogelman’s company Factorymade Ventures. The … Read More »

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TOLDJA! John Fogelman Starting Company With Client J.J. Abrams As Principal Investor

By | Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 9:21am PDT

John Fogelman’s Plans Post-WME

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that John Fogelman and J.J. Abrams are launching Factorymade Ventures with four global clients: Telefonica, Hasbro, RTL Group, and Intel. The entire WME skunkworks division, which … Read More »

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J.J. Abrams Taking WME Agency Sabbatical: Will Be Repped By Manager And Lawyer

EXCLUSIVE: There has been no internal announcement at WME about this. And the feeding frenzy has already started, with manager David Lonner’s phone ringing off the hook with calls from every major agency within minutes of Deadline first scooping the … Read More »

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WME’s John Fogelman Moves To 2nd Floor

By | Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 8:35am PDT

Some Internet media sites should stop writing about Hollywood agents because they get it wrong again and again. Witness Sharon Waxman and The Wrap (aka The Crap): they’re once again erroneously reporting about tenpercenteries, this time that WME board member John Fogelman “said hasty goodbyes on Friday, packed up and left” WME Entertainment … Read More »

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UPDATE: John Fogelman’s Plans Post-WME

2ND UPDATE, FRIDAY 3 PM: This morning after being intro’ed by Patrick Whitesell, John Fogelman stood up at WME’s quarterly meeting inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and gave a small “I-was-lucky-to-work-here” speech. He received a standing ovation. Love … Read More »

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