Ample Entertainment

News round-up: Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes; Prime Ent’ enters ‘Conspiracy of Silence’; Blue Play picks up ‘Les Simone’  

 Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes NBCUniversal’s Oxygen True Crime has ordered Violent Minds: Killers On Tape. The nine-part series, which will also stream on Peacock, hails from Ample Entertainment and Motiv8 Media and explores the inmate tapes of psychiatrist Dr Al Carlisle, who interviewed criminal such as Ted Bundy after he was arrested and […]

Ample & Fremantle track Billy McFarland on follow-up doc ‘After The Fyre’

LA-based Ample Entertainment has tied with Fremantle on a documentary that follows infamous Fyre Festival founder and convicted felon Billy McFarland after his release from prison. After The Fyre will accompany McFarland as he re-emerges in the outside world after serving four years of his six-year prison sentence and launches his next business venture in […]

Ample Entertainment appoints ITV alum to head up current & alternative development

LA prodco Ample Entertainment has appointed former ITV exec Kathryn Vaughan as head of current and alternative development. In her new role, Vaughan will oversee the company’s production unit and a series slate of projects including the recently announced The First Mindhunter for Peacock. Vaughan most recently headed up Good Caper Content, an ITV company, which […]

News round-up: Ample partners with Israeli filmmakers; Super Channel orders Nazi history doc; MX Player takes Ukrainian dramas

Ample partners with Israeli filmmakers LA prodco Ample Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Yotam Guendelman, Mika Timor and Ari Pines, the Israeli filmmakers behind Netflx’s true crime miniseries Shadow Of Truth. Under the agreement, Ample will work with the trio to develop and produce an unscripted slate of premium stranger-than-fiction films and series. […]

Ample Entertainment hires factual exec trio to boost creative team

US production company Ample Entertainment has hired three new factual execs to boost its creative team. Anne Hazlett joins the company as VP of development, while Carter Palmer has been named casting director and Loi Ameera Almeron will serve as investigative producer, with all three reporting to Ample co-founders Ari Mark and Phil Lott. In […]

Ample launches LA’s first-ever dedicated natural history label

US prodco Ample Entertainment has launched the first-ever dedicated Los Angeles-based natural history division, under the label Ample Nature. The move into blue-chip space was announced by Ample co-founders Ari Mark and Phil Lott, who also revealed that the label will be led by producer Kylie Stott, who has been appointed as VP of development […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Behind the scenes of Facebook’s self-shot show

TBI’s extensive coverage of how Covid-19 is affecting the TV industry today hears from Phil Lott, co-founder of US prodco AMPLE Entertainment, who offers his insights from producing Facebook’s hit self-shot show, 9 Months With Courteney Cox Is it weird to say there’s never been a better time to be self-shooting? Forgetting the global pandemic, […]

TBI Weekly: Six key takeaways from Realscreen in New Orleans

I’ll just admit it. I think Realscreen, the non-fiction (OK, reality) television conference that kicks off every January is fun. And it’s not because I have three kids and a social life that never recovered since I graduated from college in 2000. It’s because the business as a whole, especially in cable, has changed mostly […]

AMPLE launches true crime division, hires All3Media & 44 Blue Productions alum to run it

AMPLE Entertainment, the US prodco behind Facebook’s 9 Months With Courteney Cox, has launched a true crime division and appointed veteran producer Tammy Wood to run it. Wood becomes SVP of crime programming and will report directly to co-presidents Ari Mark and Phil Lott. She will oversee production across AMPLE’s crime show slate, which includes […]

Ample Entertainment names creative director, adds exec producer

LA-based producer Ample Entertainment has promoted Sam Lang to become its creative director and appointed Matt Blaine to an executive producer role. Lang will oversee the company’s output and report to Ari Mark and Phil Lott, co-presidents for Ample. He was most recently co-executive producer for shows including Cooper’s Treasure for Discovery and Murder In […]