Fremantle signs first production deal with Invention Studios | Offers | News

Acclaimed veteran producer Nicholas Weinstock’s Invention Studios has signed a first contract with global production house Fremantle to develop and produce projects including television, new media and podcasts.
Weinstock says he’s building Invention Studios to be a next-gen creative company. That is to say, independent, international, equally oriented towards television and films, and able to connect to all business models in the fast-evolving entertainment market. Invention is currently producing dozens of premium series and feature films with an emphasis on diversity, originality and audacity.

Weinstock, who recently partnered with Ben Stiller as Creative Director of Red Hour Films since 2015, developed and produced the limited series Escape At Dannemora at Showtime; the executive produced the movie Plus One, currently streaming on Hulu; produced the films Alex Strangelove and The Package for Netflix and Queenpins for Paramount+; developed and produced the Severance series on Apple+; and executive producer of the upcoming series High Desert” with Patricia Arquette, for Apple+. Weinstock is also the executive producer of the series In The Dark, currently in its fourth season on CW and Netflix.

Fremantle will also support the continued expansion of Weinstock’s other creative business, Craft Services, an online network and support system for emerging writers and directors around the world. Founded during the pandemic to provide resources, real-time information, and peer-to-peer networking for budding creatives away from Hollywood, Craft Services now has hundreds of members in the United States and Mexico, England, Europe, in Australia and Africa, with Invention Studios producing several projects by its participants.

it was announced by. Under the agreement, De Maio Entertainment will be a strategic advisor and partner across the slate, using its vast experience to optimize strategy and maximize the impact and success of each project.

“I’m thrilled to partner with such a progressive and expansive company as Fremantle on a wide range of television series for both U.S. and international markets, given their vast global reach and our shared enthusiasm for championing brave voices and authentic stories from around the world,” Weinstock (pictured) remarked.[Fremantle] CEO Jennifer Mullin and her excellent teams, including Dante [Di Loreto Fremantle’s president of scripted programming] and my friend Lorenzo [De Maio of De Maio Entertainment]are ideal partners in Invention’s mission to support screenwriters, directors and storytellers of all kinds.”

Di Loreto added: “Nicky embodies the independent spirit that we stand for in Fremantle. His creative passion is a source of inspiration for us and for the artists who work with him. Invention Studios is a welcome addition to the family of leading producers around the world who call Fremantle Home.”