Entertainment industry veterans Bob Yari and Marvin Peart have launched film and television production and distribution company WonderHill Studios.
The co-founders and co-CEO’s – who launched 101 Studios together – will focus on production, US distribution, acquisitions, and international sales, with an emphasis on diversity.
Project announcements and executive hires are expected to follow in coming weeks and months.
“WonderHill Studios is eager to fill a crucial hole within the theatrical and television space, while also focusing on diversity in cinema and television in front and behind the camera,” said Yari. “We are dedicated to building a diverse C-suite, and delivering quality independent films to the theatrical marketplace.”
Peart added, “With the incredibly experienced and creative team we are building, we are optimistic and excited for the future of this company focusing on bringing fresh and groundbreaking television to viewers, as well driving audiences of all ages and generations back to theaters.”
101 Studios produces Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, on which Yari serves as an executive producer, as well as Mayor Kingstown and Tulsa King. In 2005, Yari founded the Yari Film Group, which produced and distributed films including The Illusionist, Possession, and Resurrecting The Champ. His individual producer credits include Oscar winner Crash, and Papa: Hemingway In Cuba.
Peart served 10 years at Sony Music Entertainment as EVP and head of A&R in New York. He also co-founded film, TV, music, theatre, financing, and production company Marro Media, and has produced films like The War With Grandpa, Life On The Line, and Escape From Planet Earth.
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