Charlie Walk Starts All-Media Firm, Adds TV With Endemol
February 4, 2009 at 10:14 AM (PT)
Former EPIC RECORDS President CHARLIE WALK has launched his own entertainment company and simultaneously signed an exclusive overall deal with ENDEMOL USA. CHARLIE WALK ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA (CWE MEDIA) will create fare for all media platforms, launch a talent management division, and set up a strategic branding division.
WALK's duties at ENDEMOL will include executive producing and developing scripted and nonscripted TV series. According to VARIETY, ENDEMOL is behind TV programs such as "Wipeout," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Deal or No Deal," and has several projects in the works, including the ABC reality series, "Dating in the Dark." It has also been working on scripted pilots, with several dramas and comedies in development.
Meanwhile, CWE already has several projects in the works, including the project "Nail'd," which it's producing with Endemol-owned ORIGINAL MEDIA. Walk told VARIETY that he's searching for "clever concepts that travel and play wide."