Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse is expanding its production and creative services capabilities with a trio of hires, including the appointment of former All3Media America executive vice president of production, Wally Parks.
Parks (pictured right) joins Wheelhouse Entertainment as executive vice president of production alongside Chelsey Trowbridge (left) as senior vice president of post production and Janell Coles-English as vice president Senior President of Commercial and Legal Affairs.
The in-house team will lead and execute the physical production of series and projects produced by Wheelhouse Entertainment (WHE) for linear and streaming platforms.
Parks comes to Wheelhouse with over 20 years of experience managing all aspects of producing scripted, unscripted and live-action programming in all formats and genres.
At All3Media America, Parks has overseen production, release, operations, casting and music, directing a number of Emmy-nominated shows. Prior to All3Media, he was Executive Vice President of Production at Lambert and Tijuana Entertainment.
Prior to Wheelhouse, Trowbridge was Vice President of Post-Production at Truly Original, overseeing all post-production work for over 40 series, encompassing programming, budgets and the post-production team for unscripted series. .
Previously, Trowbridge was Vice President of Production at Original Media, managing post-installation operations and post-production teams for series such as Storm Chasers, Ink master and the swamp people.
Coles-English (left), meanwhile, moves to Discovery Studios’ Wheelhouse where she serves as vice president of corporate and legal affairs, leading business and legal affairs for Discovery’s in-house studio.
She also led Discovery’s commercial and legal affairs teams based in New York and London. Previously, she led Animal Planet’s sales and legal teams for global network operations in London, New York and Washington, DC.
Eric Wattenberg, Creative Director of Wheelhouse and President of Wheelhouse Entertainment, said in a statement: Our own projects. We are delighted to welcome Wally, Janell and Chelsey, a collective force and the perfect team to lead production at Wheelhouse.
Montgomery launched Wheelhouse in 2018 in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel. WHE encompasses Kimmelot, Spoke Studios, Campfire, Portal A and a number of media partnerships with talent and companies including LOL by Kevin Hart, 222 Production by Adam Levine and influencers David Dobrik and Nikita Dragun.
The group consists of content and production company Wheelhouse Entertainment (WHE); Wheelhouse Labs internal brand marketing and creative innovation division; the recently launched digital media division Wheelhouse DNA; and the Wheelhouse Partners investment arm.