The US JV is for the Flip N Move franchise & others
Essential Media and Entertainment has announced a joint venture deal with leading factual TV producer Quail Television.
Essential Quail Television (EQTV), the Los Angeles-based JV between Essential Media USA and Quail Television, is led by executive producer partners Greg Quail (Quail TV), Jesse Fawcett (Essential Media USA) and Chris Hilton (Essential Media & Entertainment) and is already producing a raft of hit series for Scripps Network including DIY’s #1 show Texas Flip N Move, its two spinoff shows Louisiana Flip N Move, Alaska Flip N Move, new 13 x 60’ restoration series Restored as well as several new pilots for HGTV and DIY.
Quail TV founder Greg Quail recently opened a production office in Los Angeles and the newly established joint venture company aims to become a powerhouse of lifestyle programming in the US market. Essential Media USA will continue to develop scripted and unscripted projects outside the lifestyle programming genre.
New hires have been announced to bolster its production and development arms with industry veteran Joel Rizor joining as chief executive producer and Lindsay Wilkinson as executive in charge of a newly recruited production department. In development former Essential Media USA and RTR media development producer Paul Taylor has joined EQTV as head of development.