Fremantle Documentaries has unveiled a new label dedicated to producing world-class premium feature documentaries and series, to be known as Undeniable.
Announced by Mandy Chang, Fremantle’s Global Head of Documentaries, today at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, the new label will sit within Fremantle’s Documentaries division. Undeniable will develop and produce premium projects.
The new label is already developing several international projects and partnerships with high-profile, award-winning filmmakers, including Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, Phoenix Rising), Chris Smith (Tiger King, Bad Vegan), Penny Lane and Gabriel Sedgwick (Hail Satan?, Listening to Kenny G).
Undeniable’s ambition is to make provocative, entertaining, diverse, and influential films and series that push the boundaries of storytelling and challenge assumptions about the world around us. From investigative, geopolitical, and single narrative stories to cultural landmark films, contemporary history, true-crime and genre busting biopics on a global scale.
The launch of Undeniable further underlines Fremantle’s commitment to grow its global documentary proposition, investing in and supporting industry-leading production companies.
Fremantle Documentaries will be a centre of excellence, fostering creative exchange and knowledge-sharing across the multiple global territories in which it operates. It will accelerate growth in documentary production to establish Fremantle as a powerhouse in the genre.
Fremantle has recently taken majority stake acquisitions in 72 Films (All or Nothing: Arsenal, 9/11: One Day in America), Wildstar Films (America the Beautiful, Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory) and Silvio Productions (Shadow of Truth, The Baby Daddy).
Last week Fremantle announced a first look deal with Oscar and Emmy nominated documentary director, Amy Berg (The Case Against Adnan Syed), and Fremantle’s Original Productions recently entered into a first-look deal with Hudlin Entertainment, helmed by Academy Award-nominated producer/director, Reginald Hudlin (Marshall, Django Unchained) and producer Byron Phillips (Primetime Emmy Awards, Oscars, NAACP Image Awards, The Black Godfather).
Andrea Scrosati, Group COO, and Continental CEO, Fremantle said: “In their first year, the exceptionally talented Fremantle Documentaries team has quickly established a diverse slate of projects. We are proud that Fremantle delivered 52 documentaries from our production companies around the world in 2022. The launch of Undeniable will form part of Fremantle’s growth strategy to boost our capabilities in documentaries as we have successfully achieved in film and drama over recent years.”
Mandy Chang, Head of Documentaries at Fremantle said: “The launch of Undeniable further underlines our commitment and ambition to build Fremantle’s documentary output on the premium side. Working with the very best filmmakers and emerging talent, the label will provide editorial and production expertise and support in multiple genres. Importantly, it will provide a platform and freedom for creative talent to unlock and explore important issues and stories to be told.”
In its first year, Fremantle Documentaries revealed original feature documentary Mrs. America (Fremantle, Anonymous Content, Spinning Nancy), and supported features like Kim’s Video (Fremantle, Carnivalesque Films), which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January, and fashion series Kingdom of Dreams from Misfits Entertainment, the team behind McQueen, which had its US premiere at DOC NYC in 2022.
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