FilmRise has partnered with Grinning Dog Entertainment, an LA and Stockholm based multimedia production company, to produce a new true crime documentary television series, “Statute of Limitations," hosted by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, known for his role in “Jersey Shore” and “Jersey Shore Family Vacation."“Having FilmRise, a major leader in the true-crime arena and ‘The Situation,’ a true icon within the reality-TV space, as partners will make this program an immediate success," Brian Ferretti of Grinning Dog Entertainment said. "We look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind program with avid true-crime fans around the world.”
The announcement was made jointly today by Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for FilmRise and Adam Kaloustian and Brian Ferretti, Founders and Principals of Grinning Dog Entertainment. The deal was negotiated by FilmRise Acquisitions Team for FilmRise and Puraj Puri, of Octagon, for Grinning Dog Entertainment.
FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, serve as Executive Producers for Filmrise, alongside Executive Producers Adam Kaloustian and Brian Ferretti for Grinning Dog Entertainment and Puraj Puri and Kyell Thomas for Octagon.“This one-of-a-kind series features crimes openly discussed by people who ‘got away with it’ coupled together with series host Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino’s unique style of humor that brings a light heartedness to a normally dark genre," Max Einhorn said. "That combination along with Mike’s highly engaged global fan base will help deliver big audiences for the series.”
“Statute of Limitations” consists of 10, 30-minute episodes. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will introduce viewers to everyday people from all walks of life who talk about non-violent crimes they themselves committed with no blurred faces or voice changers. He hosts this program where everyday people confess to the non-violent crimes they have committed – crimes they have gotten away with. FilmRise has all rights in all media to the series worldwide. ““I am thrilled to be a part of this new and unique true-crime series," Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, states. "It was an honor to work with FilmRise and Grinning Dog Entertainment to bring ‘Statue of Limitations’ to life. I am so excited to share this lighthearted series with the masses and hope they enjoy it as much I do.”