St. Louis’ Coolfire Originals Announces Acquisition of Los Angeles Production Studio
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Coolfire Originals, a St. Louis, Missouri based production studio, today announced its acquisition of Los Angeles-based Wild Eyes Productions in a move that brings Coolfire to the West Coast with a new Los Angeles studio named Coolfire West.
Wild Eyes Productions founder David Keane will now serve as President of Coolfire West, and Arcadia Berjonneau, Vice President of Wild Eyes Productions, will become Coolfire West’s Vice President. Both Keane and Berjonneau will report to Coolfire Originals’ CEO Jeff Keane, based in St. Louis.
Coolfire Originals, the production group of the Coolfire creative conglomerate, is one of the largest and most successful multi-media companies in the Midwest. The company is known for producing several original, unscripted television shows, including “Fast ‘n Loud,” “Welcome to Sweetie Pies,” and “Mom Friends Forever,” and will have as many as ten different shows on the air in 2013.
Wild Eyes Productions, responsible for reality TV show hits such as “Bullproof” and “The Squad,” was recently announced as the production company behind the new untitled Hatfields and McCoys reality show currently in development with The History Channel.
“As Coolfire Originals has continued its strong growth in the St. Louis area, we’ve always looked to having a presence on the West Coast in the hub of the entertainment industry,” said Jeff Keane. “Our acquisition of Wild Eyes Productions is a great situation. In addition to developing Coolfire Original’s West Coast operations, the portfolios of both companies are very complementary to each other. Bringing Coolfire Originals and Wild Eyes Productions together forms a very impressive body of work.”
With this new acquisition, Coolfire Originals is building a new production and post-production facility on the West Coast.
About Coolfire Originals
Formed in 2010, Coolfire Originals develops original entertainment for screens of all shapes, sizes and bandwidths. Coolfire Originals’ love of storytelling and creating compelling content is fueled by its team’s deep experience in branded entertainment, network development, film financing, script writing, independent film development and production. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Originals taps into Midwestern ideas, characters and locations to deliver unique and award-winning concepts. For more information, please visit www.coolfire.com.
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