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Left Hook connects with Endemol Shine NA

Formats-logo-460_2Left Hook foundersEndemol Shine North America and subsidiary True Entertainment have signed flegling Left Hook Media to overall production deals.

Left Hook founders Scott Teti and Matt Odgers (pictured) are already in production with Endemol Shine Group’s North American arm on upcoming MTV series Almost Impossible Game Show, and with True on Bravo’s Summer House.

They recently founded Left Hook as an unscripted indie that focuses formats and docu-series with a comedy bent and big characters.

Teti and Odgers both previously worked at Endemol Shine-owned 51 Minds, where they met during post-production of Flavor of Love, and went on to create series such as Rock of Love, I Love New York and Real Chance of Love.

After leaving 51 Minds, Odgers became A. Smith & Co.’s senior VP, while Teti executive produced numerous series, including A&E’s Duck Dynasty.

“Scott and Matt have a great history producing edgy and diverse shows that tap into pop culture in a fun and unique way,” said True co-presidents and CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh in a statement. “We’re excited to work with them on Summer House and other series that push the envelope across a range of genres.”

While at 51 Minds, Teti and Odgers worked for ESNA co-CEO Cris Abrego, who said: “I’m personally thrilled to have both Scott and Matt back working with me and with our extended team here at Endemol Shine. They are two of the most creative, hard-working guys in this business and they’ve produced nearly every type of unscripted show imaginable.”