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Launch of new production company Highwire Media; First projects announced

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Launch of new production company Highwire Media; First projects announced

The founding team includes Tony nominee Ian Barford, Leelai Demoz, Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro and Brad Keywell.

Ian Barford, Leelai Demoz, Anna D. Shapiro and Brad Keywell
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New production company Highwire Media, created by director Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), Oscar-nominated producer Leelai Demoz (On tip-toes), Tony-nominated actor and writer Ian Barford (Linda Vista), and entrepreneur Brad Keywell, unveiled his first list.

Initial projects span film, theater and television and include co-production masters of sexit is Dramatic play by Matthew-Lee Erlbach intended for Broadway Revelations with sea view. The play follows two State Department employees and the sex scandal they reveal.

The Barford Limited Series This country of blood, about the connection between Frederick Douglass and John Brown, is also planned, alongside original drama series Bury the Lede by Joy Gregoire (lady secretary). Gregory’s show explores the life and career of the White House’s longest-serving news correspondent, Connie Lawn. Shapiro will direct the series, which is co-produced with Hyde Park Entertainment and West Madison Entertainment.

Two original comedy series have been announced: Karawith Chris Rock, directed by Shapiro, and Animals, written by Emmy winner Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso) and Barford. Jane Lynch, Emmy winner (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) will star and executive produce the latter.

Complete the slate is The oatha feature film about the true story of Dr. Khassan Baiev, who had to keep his Hippocratic oath while caught in the middle of the Russian wars in Chechnya.

In a joint statement, the founders explain, “Highwire Media is committed to an artist-centric model that disrupts the way creative energy is harnessed and delivered. We love artists. By reimagining the storytelling activity with artists at heart, we have crafted a unique setting that is optimal for creation. Highwire Media engages in every aspect of the creative process to cultivate the best medium for each story. In founding Highwire Media, we are bound by our belief in collaboration and our reverence for exceptional audience experiences.