In a concerted effort to prioritize sports programming, Five Films today announced a co-production partnership with leading independent studio SNEAKY BIG.
Under the terms of the deal, Five Films – the Emmy award-winning producers behind premium programs such as PBC: Fight Camp (Fox Sports), The Boardroom with Kevin Durant (ESPN+) and The Circus (Showtime) – will create original sports, esports and military projects to be co-produced with SNEAKY BIG in the United States and internationally. The venture exemplifies Five Films’ commitment to align the company with the best and most innovative producers, talent and platforms in the unscripted space.
“Connecting with the audience and telling meaningful stories that provide deeper understandings and greater appreciations are the pillars of Five Films,” said Scott Boggins and Craig Jenest, co-founders of Five Films. “Our partnership with SNEAKY BIG allows us to continue our passion of creating unique content for all to enjoy while also providing the unequaled opportunity to directly tap into the exciting and exploding space of esports.”
With a deep roster of capabilities – spanning from original programming, video production and live broadcasting to virtual and augmented reality, custom animations and post-production – SNEAKY BIG has worked with top-tier clients across a broad range of industries. With a key focus on live broadcasting, SNEAKY BIG has made a name for itself working as the live production partner for clients such as The Alliance of American Football, Grand Canyon University’s men’s basketball team and esports company Do Not Peek Entertainment. SNEAKY BIG has also leveraged its technologically advanced studio and strategic partnerships with seasoned producers, to develop original programming such as documentaries, mini-series, reality series and unscripted TV shows.
“Each partnership we establish, every project we complete and every piece of work we produce at SNEAKY BIG has one common denominator – great storytelling,” said SNEAKY BIG CEO Marianne Guenther. “Five Films is a leading force in the industry and a natural fit to extend our footprint.”
The news comes hot on the heels of an already busy first year for Five Films. The company is currently in production on its hit series PBC: Countdown and, one of its highest-rated programs, PBC: Fight Camp, which has a total cumulative viewership of over six million. Based in New York and led by veteran producers and showrunners Boggins and Jenest, the company creates and produces dynamic sports and political entertainment programming as well as documentary features. Each with over two decades of television experience, the duo built a reputation on popularizing “athlete-follow” and “team-follow” formats in sports television. Among their many credits include Chain of Command (NatGeo), 24/7 (HBO Sports), Being Liverpool (Fox Sports), The Circus (Showtime), Sex & the City (HBO), TRL (MTV) and more.
To learn more about SNEAKY BIG and view its portfolio of work and services, visit sneakybig.com.