The Mediapro Studio announced an alliance with Wild Sheep Content, a production company founded by Erik Barmack, who led the rapid and successful push by Netflix to become one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality non-English language film and television. The Mediapro Studio will partner with Wild Sheep in developing and distributing new shows and films globally.
Among the projects that Wild Sheep currently has in development are a French-language version of the Stephen King novel, The Plant, produced together with Edouard de Vessine and created by top horror director Alexandre Aja (Crawl); a scripted version of the popular documentary Cocaine Cowboys; and Marked for Life, a Scandinavian series based on Emelie Schepp’s best-selling crime novels featuring Swedish prosecutor Jana Berzelius.
Until March 2019, Barmack led international production strategy at Netflix, initiating in five years more than 100 productions in over 25 countries. Among them are widely-regarded hits like The Witcher (Poland), Dark (Germany), Kingdom (Korea), La Casa de Papel, Elite & The Cable Girls (Spain), The Rain (Denmark), Sacred Games (India), La Casa De Las Flores & Club De Cuervos (Mexico) and Suburra (Italy).
“We warmly welcome Erik and Wild Sheep Content to The Mediapro Studio family. His experience in successfully developing a wide range of popular and award-winning shows from countries across the globe make him the ideal strategic partner in developing our production and distribution objectives,” said Laura Fernández Espeso, Corporate and Television Director of The Mediapro Studio.
“It’s an amazing time to connect different voices and perspectives in storytelling with audiences around the world and I’m delighted that Wild Sheep Content will be working closely with The Mediapro Studio, which has a proven capacity to successfully launch a diverse slate of content through networks and streaming companies around the world,” said Barmack, the CEO of Wild Sheep Content.