LOS ANGELES and PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Anonymous Content, the management and production company responsible for such critically-acclaimed and commercially successful films and TV series as "Spotlight," "The Revenant," and "Mr. Robot," has received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs.
Emerson Collective's investment, terms of which will not be disclosed, positions Anonymous Content for significant growth across all its related businesses, including film, television, commercial and digital content production, as well as talent management. There will be a particular focus on expanding the firm's efforts in producing socially-relevant content aimed at inspiring change, an agenda central to the Emerson Collective mission. Anonymous Content has emerged in recent years as a leader in the management and production arena, and this new relationship with Emerson Collective is designed to yield projects and other opportunities attractive to artists and executives interested in using the power of media to advance social change.
"It is an honor for Anonymous Content to be partnering with Laurene Powell Jobs and the Emerson Collective team," said Anonymous Content founder and CEO Steve Golin. "Emerson Collective shares our commitment to creating high-quality content that both entertains and inspires, and we are eager to help further their bold initiatives. Our partnership will expand opportunities for our clients and Anonymous Content to highlight issues of social justice and produce projects that can serve as agents of change."
"Emerson Collective believes in the power of storytelling to shape our culture and improve lives," said Powell Jobs, president of Emerson Collective. "We're thrilled to partner with Steve and his talented team at Anonymous Content to create films, television and digital content that can inspire change."
Emerson Collective will be represented on Anonymous Content's Board of Directors. Anonymous Content's operations will continue to be directed by Golin and fellow partners Michael Sugar, Doug Wald, Eric Stern, and Diane Janicki.
Founded by Golin in 1999, Anonymous Content consists of four major divisions—TV production, motion picture production, talent management, and commercial and branded short-form content production. With more than 500 leading actors, writers, and directors on its management roster and dozens of feature films and TV series to its credit, Anonymous Content's clients and projects have been honored with numerous Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prizes and other prestigious accolades, including the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, which went to "Spotlight." Earlier this year, Anonymous Content became the first independent production company to win Golden Globe awards for Best Picture ("The Revenant") and Best Television Series ("Mr. Robot") in the same year. In addition to "Mr. Robot" on the USA Network, "The Knick" on Cinemax, and "True Detective" on HBO, the company has more than a dozen TV series orders for the coming year, including Netflix's "The OA" and "13 Reasons Why," Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt," TNT's "The Alienist," Epix's "Berlin Station" and Starz's "Counterpart."
Emerson Collective, which takes its name from the Transcendentalist author Ralph Waldo Emerson, is dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. It believes that only through building more equitable education and immigration systems, confronting poverty and injustice, and addressing the challenges of a changing climate will we see the true promise of people across America and beyond. As a cornerstone of its work, Emerson Collective believes in harnessing the power of media to shape our culture and inspire change. In recent years, it has supported a number of films that have tackled pressing social issues, and is also the lead investor in MACRO, a media company focused on producing content for the African-American, Latino and multicultural markets.
Guggenheim Securities acted as the financial advisor to Anonymous Content. Anonymous Content was also advised by a team led by Robert Haymer at Latham & Watkins.
About Anonymous Content
Founded in 1999 by Managing Partner Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. Anonymous Content manages the careers of many of the world's most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors and comedians, working closely with them to achieve their goals by both creating and finding roles for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content's clients have been recognized with Academy Awards®, Emmys®, Golden Globes®, Tony Awards®, Pulitzer Prizes® and other prestigious awards. The company's award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically-acclaimed works, including Oscar Best Picture Winner SPOTLIGHT, starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, and Oscar Nominee for Best Picture THE REVENANT, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Past projects include BABEL, WINTER'S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, and 50 FIRST DATES. The company's TV slate includes the Golden Globe winner for Best TV Series (Drama) "Mr. Robot" (USA Network), "True Detective" (HBO), "The Knick" (Cinemax), and "Schitt's Creek" (POP), as well as upcoming titles "Quarry" (Cinemax), "The Alienist" (TNT), and "Berlin Station" (Epix). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless top brands, including Prada, Nike and Coke. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.
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