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Jimmy Kimmel launches new production shingle, Kimmelot

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While Jimmy Kimmel will remain a partner in the studio he co-founded with Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison before launching The Man Show way back in the day, the ABC late-night TV host has just started a new media company for all of his future ventures. It’s called Kimmelot.

Kimmel is joining forces now with Brent Montgomery and his firm, Wheelhouse Entertainment.

Kimmelot will develop and produce unscripted and scripted projects for TV and streaming services as well as app/mobile-based content.

“Brent’s vision for Wheelhouse Entertainment is simple and brilliant and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of it,” Kimmel said. “Brent and I have a nice balance of monkey and business. Kimmelot will be a place where ideas are made real, from concept to completion.”

“There’s a saying – ‘If you want something done, give it to a busy person,” Montgomery said. “That sentiment, along with Jimmy’s talent, heart, creative curiosity and crazy stamina make him an enigmatic superhero of comedy, and of writing, producing and industry building. From The Man Show to the Emmys, the Oscars, and keeping Jimmy Kimmel Live! appointment viewing 16 years in, Jimmy’s reach is unrivaled in entertainment and way beyond – and most importantly, he’s just the greatest guy.”

“We’re both excited to build a haven for the best talent in the business that want to cut through some of the proverbial red tape and get stuff done,” Montgomery added. “I’m truly humbled to collaborate with Jimmy in our Wheelhouse/Kimmelot partnership, and am ready for the ride of a lifetime.”

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