NBC Universal has stuck a deal with short form video and audio content company, StoryHunter. The partnership will see StoryHunter developing scripted and non-scripted content based on original IP.
StoryHunter, which was set up by former Fremantle and Sony Pictures exec, Kirsty Hunter, will also be working with NBCU’s production companies including Carnival, Heyday Television, Monkey and Working Title Television with the aim to support the off-television exploitation of their shows including podcasts and social media activity.
Hunter said, “We are incredibly excited about working with Jeff Wachtel and the team at NBCUniversal International Studios. We could not have found a better home to originate new ideas, collaborate on world class content and work with fantastic producers across so many genres.”
Jeff Wachtel, president, NBCUniversal International Studios added, “Kirsty is a dynamo who has her finger on the pulse of the increasingly important digital side of our business. Her company offers us a treasure trove of new voices and ideas to create new shows and enhance our new launches.”