Deal Includes Co-Financing of 20 New Episodes

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the distribution rights to Jetmir Media’s court TV series “The Mediator with Ice-T” with FilmRise representing the show in all media worldwide and Jetmir retaining US broadcast syndication rights.  In addition, both FilmRise and Jetmir are co-financing 20 new episodes of the series.

Said Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions: “‘Ice-T’s The Mediator’ is a perfect fit to our expanding slate of celebrity-hosted original series.  We look forward to expanding its audience via streaming and creating more original episodes.”

Host and Executive Producer Ice-T comments, “Few if any TV shows can thrive without multiple outlets which FilmRise has and maintains globally. We also look forward to their creative input on new episodes.”

“FilmRise has the platforms and reach for immediate market penetration plus a keen understanding of the AVOD universe needed to make ‘The Mediator’ a hit,” said show creator and Executive Producer Andre Jetmir. “They were the obvious choice.”

“The Mediator” is described as a 30-minute conflict resolution show starring Grammy Award-winner Ice-T (Law and Order: SVU) who seeks resolutions between two feuding civilian parties in a court-like platform. The parties present their sides to Ice-T who will then bring in third party experts to get their perspectives and advice regarding the “case.” Ice-T will then give his recommendation on how they should move forward which will either end in a settlement or move on to court. “The Mediator” originally aired on Fox TV stations.