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Mediawan acquires UK producer Misfits Entertainment

Mediawan acquires UK producer Misfits Entertainment
French production company Mediawan has announced a partnership with Misfits Entertainment through a majority stake acquisition. Successful and well-known company Misfits will make a splash at Sundance 2024 Film Festival by premiering the highly-anticipated documentary SUPER/MAN: The Christopher Reeve Story on the Opening Night Gala.

Founded in 2016, Misfits Entertainment is a London-based production company, specializing in producing premium content for the international marketplace. The company is run by Andee (Dee) Ryder and Ian Bonhôte, who have a strong track record in founding and running top production companies as well as producing together the highly commercial scripted feature film Alleycats.

Misfits is a major player on the documentary scene. The company’s track record includes the double-BAFTA-nominated feature film McQueen, directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui (2019), and Rising Phoenix about the Paralympic movement, winner of two Emmy Awards (2020). More recently, Misfits produced Kingdom of Dreams, a four-part premium non-fiction series about the fashion industry which sold to 169 territories across the globe and The Contestant which premiered at TIFF (2023), then swiftly sold to Hulu and is due for release in 2024. While Misfits will continue to produce high end docs, Dee and Ian will also expand their fiction slate, which includes four upcoming feature films.

This acquisition marks a new milestone in the strategic deployment of Mediawan internationally and confirms the group’s ambition to develop its network of production companies worldwide, across all genres and formats in all territories. Misfits’ creative vision and strategic expertise represent a major asset to shape ambitious projects within Mediawan for a premium global market. Mediawan, already present in the scripted market in the UK with Drama Republic (The English, The Lovers, One Day) and with Animation specialist Wildseed Studios (Dodo, Tuff Pom), now also becomes a key player in documentary production with Misfits.
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