STX Ups Jason Goldberg After Strong Start For Digital & Alternative Divisions

November 14, 2016 12:00PM
Deadline Hollywood - Written by Patrick Hipes

STX

Jason Goldberg has been promoted to chief creative officer at STX Entertainment’s Digital and New Media Group and its Alternative Content division. The reward comes as STX’s non-scripted TV division under his leadership has sold and secured deals for 25 shows to networks in the U.S, China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

STX launched the division in April and hired Goldberg — the co-founder with Ashton Kutcher of Katalyst Media — with the title of President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming. The unit has ramped up fast; Goldberg is now in production on four series with on-air commitments and is filming two series orders for 2017. The latter list includes the first local-language show developed by a U.S.-based entertainment company for broadcast in China, the variety-reality series Top Surprise, which launches this month on the Hunan network.

Goldberg co-founded and ran Katalyst from 2000-14 before it was sold, creating and producing MTV’s Punk’d among other series. He also produced 10 movies including the Kutcher-starring The Butterfly Effect.

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‘Why I’m Not on Facebook’ Filmmaker Sets Follow-Up ‘Why I’m Not on Pokemon Go’

November 9, 2016 2:08PM
Variety - Written by Justin Kroll

Courtesy of STX Entertainment

The director and star of the documentary “Why I’m Not on Facebook,” INvelop Entertainment CEO Brant Pinvidic, is set to release “Why I’m Not on Pokemon Go” on digital platforms on Nov. 30.

The short will be produced by Josh Klein and Garret Greco, and focuses on the smash hit app Pokemon Go, which this year became the most downloaded app in history. The film expands the “Why I’m Not On…” title and format, which INvelop and STX Entertainment are developing as a documentary series for 2017.

Pinvidic sets out once again to understand a new phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, Pokemon Go. In the short, Pinvidic travels across the country, asking the big question to family members, die-hard Pokemon trainers, and even celebrities — all in the name of better connecting with his own 13-year-old daughter.

Pinvidic formed INvelop Entertainment earlier this year with an overall production deal with STX Entertainment. He previously served as president and CCO of 3 Ball Entertainment, where he exec produced such shows as “Bar Rescue” and “Extreme Weight Loss.”

He is repped by WME.

Watch the exclusive trailer below.