Former Fox and Shine boss Emiliano Calemzuk has created a new content company, Rampante, and teamed up with publishing group Time Inc. to form a new production company.
The new prodco will make video content for a new multiplatform library and will also help Time distribute its video content.
Time Inc. brands include Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine and Fortune. The Time Inc.-Rampante content will be based around Time brands and it will be distributed to linear channels and SVOD and digital platforms in the US and internationally, Joe Ripp, Time CEO, said.
“We are expanding our video strategy to leverage the breadth of our portfolio in a cohesive, high-volume way,” added Ripp. “By partnering with Emiliano, we are gaining experience in television production and international channel distribution. Moreover, without taking on unnecessary overhead, we will have an immediate presence in Los Angeles.”
Calemzuk said: “After spending time with executives and editors, I am convinced that the strength and depth of the Time Inc. portfolio has the potential to lead the long-form digital video world in the decades to come.”
He added: “I also look forward to assisting Time Inc.’s management in developing strategies to evolve the subscription model for the next generation of consumers.”
Calemzuk was boss of Shine America until early 2012. Upon his departure, Shine said he was taking a “break from day-to-day executive duties”. With that break now over, he has formed Rampante (Spanish for ‘rampant’).
Prior to Shine, Calemzuk served a twelve-year stint at News Corp. (now 21st Century Fox), where he ran cable programming arm FtvS and before that, international channels division, Fox International Channels.
West Coast-based Rampante is described as a “next-generation content production and distribution company focused on high-growth segments of the media business”. It will work in digital and regular TV production in the US, US Hispanic and international TV markets.