Jay Z's Roc Nation Announces New Television Division
Jay Z's entertainment company Roc Nation will be launching a television division which will be headed by the Weinstein Co.'s Patrick Reardon.
Jay Z's entertainment company Roc Nation will be launching a television division which will be headed by the Weinstein Company's Patrick Reardon.
Reardon, executive vice president of scripted and unscripted television for Roc Nation, will have the responsibility to build and lead the division with a focus on developing scripted and unscripted content. According to a press release, the division has several projects in development which include an unscripted series with Amazon.
"Roc Nation is such an influential and dynamic company. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them as they expand their brand into television," Reardon said in a statement.
Reardon, a veteran executive and producer, boasts 15 years in the industry. Since 2015, he has served as exec VP and co-head of the television department for the Weinstein Company. During his time at Weinstein Co., Reardon headed the Project Runway franchise.
Some of Roc Nation's most recent television and film work includes "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," which just premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and Spike TV's "Time: The Kalief Browder Story," which earned a Peabody award. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, founder of Roc Nation, was the executive producer on both of these projects.
In March, Roc Nation was announced as an investor on the app-based program Promise, which aims to help people who are unable to pay the bail amount set by a judge. The goal of the app is to help the problem of overcrowding in jails by making bail "a cost-effective and more humane alternative to incarceration."