- NEW YORK
Tribeca Enterprises and James Murdoch-led private investment company Lupa Systems announce the addition of award-winning production studio m ss ng p eces, in a partnership that marries the creative production company with Tribeca Studios, the branded entertainment arm of Tribeca Enterprises co-founded by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. Operating as Tribeca Studios, the combined studio will offer world class creative and production for films, television, digital content, podcasts and immersive experiences, led by a roster of culture shaping directors, creatives and makers. The deal creates a major resource for brands seeking creative excellence and cultural influence.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Tribeca Enterprises. Our partnership with m ss ng p eces is a tremendous opportunity to grow further and offer unparalleled inventive work to our brand partners,” said Jane Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival. “We’re so proud of the award winning work we’ve done at Tribeca Studios. Together with the legendary, Emmy-winning producer Paula Weinstein and her work with Tribeca Studios, this is going to chart the future of brand content.”
Led by partners Ari Kuschnir, Brian Latt, Josh Nussbaum and Kate Oppenheim, m ss ng p eces creates and produces globally recognized content and immersive experiences for agencies and brands. Its recent groundbreaking projects include Athleta’s recent launch campaign with Simone Biles and an app mapping invisible hate for the NAACP Atlanta. The Webby Awards named the company its inaugural Production Company of the Year in 2020. The company’s work has been the recipient of three Emmy Awards and six nominations across Primetime, Daytime and Sports, and was honored at Cannes Lions with this year’s Grand Prix for Entertainment for its work producing “Swipe Night,” a first-of-its-kind interactive video series for Tinder.
“After 15 years of building m ss ng p eces from a dream to a powerhouse, I feel this is a singular opportunity to partner with visionaries like Jane, Bob and James to create integrated production partnerships for brands that embody the future of our industry; all while making a positive impact,” said Ari Kuschnir, founder, m ss ng p eces. “I am thrilled about what we are creating together.”
Led by Weinstein, chief content officer of Tribeca Enterprises, Emmy-Award winning Tribeca Studios connects brands with top filmmakers to collaborate in creating meaningful film and episodic stories. In addition to creating Emmy and Cannes Lions nominated work, Tribeca Studios also partners with brands to create mentorship programs to nurture the next generation of filmmakers through programs such as P&G’s Queen Collective and 8:46 Films, Through Her Lens, The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program and AT&T Presents: Untold Stories.
“We are thrilled to welcome m ss ng p eces and to be working together as one team,” said Weinstein. “Their unrivaled work as a creative production company is the perfect complement to the bespoke brand entertainment work and filmmaker mentorship that we are committed to at Tribeca Studios.”
Moving forward, the union of Tribeca Studios and m ss ng p eces will offer wholly unique opportunities to create everything from campaigns to original entertainment. Recently the teams collaborated on a short film series aimed at supporting the re-opening of small businesses in New York.
Tribeca Enterprises’ businesses now include m ss ng p eces, Tribeca Studios, Tribeca Drive-in, Tribeca At Home, Tribeca TV Festival, and the celebrated Tribeca Festival, which supports and promotes both emerging and established creators to reach the broadest possible audience. Since it was founded in 2001, the Festival has attracted an international audience of more than 5 million attendees. Tribeca continues to expand its reach, both during the Festival and year-round, while maintaining its commitment to creating and telling stories with the Tribeca TV Festival and other cultural storytelling events.
Tribeca Festival just celebrated its 20th anniversary edition and was the first major film festival in North America to return to in-person events, transforming iconic outdoor locations across all five New York City Boroughs into an expansive 12-day multi-screen outdoor celebration under the New York skyline. Over 250 events were held and over 100,000 in person attendees.
ACF and Loeb & Loeb advised m ss ng p eces in the deal. Pete Torres, Sandy O’Hearen and Eileen Rodriguez led Tribeca in the deal. Lupa was led by Jeff Palker, Eleni Lionaki, Diya Sagar along with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.