Private equity firm Atwater Capital made an additional investment in wiipthe production company behind the HBOs Mare by Easttown and Apple TV+s Dickinson.
The investment, for an undisclosed amount, makes Atwater Capital the second largest shareholder in wiip, behind South Korean television company Studio LuluLala, formerly known as JTBC Studios, who acquired wiip from CAA in June 2021. CAA remains a minority shareholder.
Atwater made its first investment in wiip in 2020. Vania Schlogel, founder of Atwater, is a member of wiip’s advisory board.
In addition to Mare by Easttown and DickinsonWIIP’s projects include FX’s limited series gun, based on the memoir of Sex Pistol guitarist Steve Jones lonely boy, that of Amazon I became beautiful in the summerand HBOs The White House Plumbers, led by Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. Wiip will be producing soon Bodkina scripted drama series from the Higher Ground productions of Barack and Michelle Obama.
“We are excited to continue as a supporting shareholder of wiip, a studio that focuses heavily on genre-defining, globally impactful content. It’s an exciting time to partner with one of the few independent providers of the premium episodic content demanded by global OTT players and their audiences, and a studio with an incredible focus on empowering top creatives to create authentic, immersive stories. to tell,” says Schlogel. .
Atwater has also entered into a development partnership with Channing Tatum’s production company, Free Association, and has invested in foreign production and distribution companies, LEONINE Studios and Mediawan Studios, among others.