Press 25.11.19

KOJO ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH STAMPEDE VENTURES



Australian creative studio KOJO today announces that its production company, KOJO Entertainment, has entered into a strategic partnership with Greg Silverman’s Stampede Ventures’ through its International Division.

Stampede Ventures, based in the United States, has partnered with KOJO to develop a slate of feature films and television series for the international market. The projects will be fully produced in Australia with a focus on Australian Intellectual Properties with Australian writing, creative and directing talent.

“We are very proud to partner with Dale and his team at KOJO for this international partnership,” said JP Sarni, Head of International Content and Worldwide Content Acquisitions at Stampede Ventures. “Their studio has a terrific track record as creative, production and business partners across Australia, and we’re thrilled to help expand that vision worldwide with a bold slate of franchise properties from original voices.

“As Stampede Ventures looks to the global market, we are curating IP and original content for more than 20 countries, and Australia is a major focus for us in film, television, streaming and audio. Australia is rich with talented storytellers and media artists – we’re privileged to spend time here and build a new content stream alongside them.”

“Our purpose as a company is to captivate audiences globally, we are excited to align with Stampede Ventures to produce compelling stories of scale that will resonate around the world,” said Dale Roberts, Group Managing Director, KOJO.

Dale Roberts, KOJO’s Group Managing Director; JP Sarni – Head of International Content and Worldwide Content Acquisitions, Stampede Ventures; Kate Butler – Producer, KOJO Entertainment; and Marty Pepper, KOJO’s Executive Director Post & VFX.

“We see this alliance as a major opportunity for our company, but also our Australian producing partners, creatives and production crews who we have worked with for the past 28 years. Australia has a wealth of highly skilled talent and we are committed to taking our stories, creativity and production skills to markets globally”.

The companies have commenced work on their combined slate offering and will look to announce several new projects through the partnership in 2020.

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ABOUT STAMPEDE VENTURES
Stampede Ventures is an independent entertainment media company founded by Greg Silverman, the former President of Warner Bros. Pictures. Silverman oversaw some of the most popular and profitable movies of all time, including the Harry Potter franchise, The LEGO Movie franchise, The Great Gatsby, Crazy Rich Asians, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight trilogy, The Hangover trilogy, Inception and Interstellar. The company’s lead investor and co-chairman is Gideon Yu, former CFO of Facebook and YouTube, and co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers. Additional investors include leaders from Silicon Valley, Asia, and the U.S. media space. Stampede Ventures is at the forefront of content creation across the divisions of film, television, international, and alternative programming.

ABOUT KOJO
KOJO is an independent Australian creative studio with offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth; KOJO works across a broad range of film, television and SVOD projects for Australian and international clients.

The KOJO Entertainment division develops and produces quality feature films and narrative television for Australian and international audiences including this year’s Australian box office hit Top End Wedding with our partners at Goalpost Pictures. KOJO’s post-production studios has delivered work on 60 feature films and 10 TV series, including recent titles such as Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai, and the Netflix hit I Am Mother. KOJO is an accredited post-production and VFX studio with Fox Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime.