Boat Rocker Media has acquired a minority stake in Dakota Johnson and Ro Donnelly’s TeaTime Pictures.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the deal spans a two-year first look deal between Platform One Media, later renamed Boat Rocker Studios, and TeaTime to develop and produce written and unscripted television and digital content.
Additionally, Katie O’Connell Marsh will leave her role as Vice President of Boat Rocker Studios and join TeaTime as a partner, while signing a package deal with Boat Rocker. O’Connell Marsh came to Boat Rocker when this independent studio acquired Platform One Media and oversaw creative relationships forged with actors, directors, and writers who wanted to create their own production companies and develop their own content, such as Johnson with the TeaTime banner.
“Dakota and Rowe are building TeaTime into a cultural platform with tremendous creative and commercial promise. David Fortier and Evan Schneeberg, Co-CEOs of Boat Rocker Media, said in a statement that adding Katie’s expertise and acumen to this growing venture will undoubtedly enhance TeaTime’s existing strong portfolio and ambitions. .
With its new equity investment, TeaTime will continue to operate as an independent company, providing Boat Rocker with production financing and operational support.
Last year, Boat Rocker chose the notes worship after, from writer Pixie Cameron, with Dakota Johnson attached to star and Time Time to executive production. The series is still in development with Boat Rocker under a first look deal.
“Boot Rocker’s belief and investment in us and our future is humbling and inspiring. As a company founded solely on ambition, big dreams, and our shared love of film and television, Rowe and I could not have been more excited to partner with Katie O’Connell Marsh, whose wisdom and experience is vital to our growing brand,” said Johnson and Donnelly. in their own statement.
While at TeaTime, O’Connell Marsh will continue to executive produce the current schedule of written projects for Boat Rocker. TeaTime will have two feature films – cha cha real smooth And I’m fine? Screening at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
TeaTime is also produced Dadio, With Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn linked to star, with Christy Hall writing and directing. Includes boat rocker slate American Rust for Showtime dear invasion… And Billie Eilish: The world is a little hazy for Apple TV +; Go-Big Show for TBS; And Dino Ranch for Disney+.
Boat Rocker also has first-sight deals with Lena Headey’s Peephole Productions, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Maroon Visions, Stephanie Langhoff’s High Tide Productions, Shamier Anderson and Stephan James’ Bay Mills Studios.