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Jb Smoove’s Converge Media Inks First-Look Deal With Storyville

4 April 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Converge Media Group, the management, production and branded entertainment company founded last year by actor/writer/comedian Jb Smoove, Rick Dorfman, Conan Smith and Adam Benowitz, has signed a first-look reality TV deal with newly launched Storyville Entertainment. This is the first co-production deal for both companies and will give Storyville access to develop and produce unscripted and branded opportunities for Converge’s comedic clientele. That list includes Smoove, Rich Vos, Lynne Koplitz, Pete Dominic, Chris Distefano, Carly Aquillino as well as producers Ryan Ling (Guy Code, Girl Code) and P.J. Morrison (Impractical Jokers, Restaurant Stakeout), and writers such as Frank Santopadre (The Joy Behar Show, The View). Storyville’s Betsy Schechter and Converge’s Smoove, Dorfman, Smith and Benowitz will serve as executive producers for all sales. Since its launch last year Converge has produced Four Courses With Jb Smoove and utilized their talent in marketing campaigns for Pepsi, »

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Comic Jb Smoove’s Company Signs First-Look Reality TV Deal With Storyville

4 April 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Converge Media Group, the management, production and branded entertainment company launched by comedian-writer Jb Smoove, Rick Dorfman, Conan Smith and Adam Benowitz, has inked a first-look co-production deal with reality TV producer Betsy Schechter’s Storyville Entertainment.

This is the first co-production deal for both companies (Coverage was founded in 2013 and Storyville launched last month) and will give Storyville access to develop and produce unscripted and branded content around Smoove and other clients, including comedians Rich Vos, Lynne Koplitz, Pete Dominic, Chris Distefano and Carly Aquillino, producers Ryan Ling (“Guy Code,” “Girl Code”) and P.J. Morrison (“Impractical Jokers,” “Restaurant Stakeout”), and writer Frank Santopadre (“The Joy Behar Show,” “The View”).

Storyville’s Schechter and Converge’s Smoove, Dorfman, Smith and Benowitz will serve as executive producers for all sales.

“It’s an ideal business venture for both parties,” said Schechter. “Converge brings to the table brand-name comedic talent and in »

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