The development and production store creates unique, entertaining and dynamic programming for cable networks, syndication and digital platforms. Bandit has already earned a reputation for forming alliances with exceptional talent and partnering with groundbreaking producers and directors to develop content that is both engaging and entertaining.
“Through decades of experience, we have cultivated partnerships with networks, talents and agencies to ensure we are teaming up with the right people,” said Bob sullivan, co-founder and CEO of Bandit Productions. Sullivan is co-owner of the studio, along with his business partner Tim sullivan.
With decades of experience creating content, the Bandit team is a group of industry leaders in the television industry with a proven history and a long tradition of innovation and technological advancement. Together, Sullivan and Chief Development Officer Lisa Knapp have over 60 years of creating, selling and producing original programming for television, cable networks, syndication and streaming platforms.
Bob sullivan brings Bandit a career spanning more than four decades in television. As a recognized industry leader, Sullivan’s roles have included the Senior Vice President of Programming for TEGNA Media, overseeing new program development, market research, strategic planning, syndication acquisitions and marketing. Business Development. During his time at TEGNA, he created and successfully launched four syndicated programs nationwide, including Daily Blast Live and the TD Jakes talk show. He held a similar position as vice president of programming for Scripps Television, where he created and launched three nationally-broadcast shows including Right This Minute and The List. Most recently, Sullivan oversaw the transformation of three new business lines as Managing Director of Sneaky Big, a full-service film production studio and live production center for CBS Sports, Turner sports, The NFL Network and Bleacher Report for The Alliance of American Football, among others. Additionally, he helped create and sell options on three original shows at NBC’s Discovery, Netflix and Peacock Network.
Lisa Knapp boasts of a very diverse career in the entertainment industry bringing exceptional content to the market. Knapp has served as an executive producer and showrunner for a wide range of critically acclaimed shows including The Bachelorette, Momma’s Boys, Gene Simmons Family jewels, Knievel’s Wild Ride and your chance to dance. She was also development manager for 44 Blue Productions and Anvil 1893. She strategically developed content for VH1, Bravo, Spike, Own, Style, TruTV, History, A&E, Lifetime, Oxygen, ID and WETV. Knapp was launched and executed Wendy Williams’ Productions, production Wendy williams: How You Doin ‘Broadway ?, Undercover Celebrities and Death By Gossip.
“Announcing the premier of our company with two outstanding projects in development is a testament to the work we have done in the industry,” added Sullivan. “These projects were in high demand and required a level of experience that very few production companies have.”
Currently in development is the highly anticipated Docuseries Hélio Castroneves. On the heels of his 4e Victory in Indy, Helio is one of the most popular drivers in IndyCar. This fast-paced, touching and entertaining series follows Helio as he gets ready for the races and prepares to tear up the track… while juggling his near-teenage daughter, partner Adriana, restaurants and public relations engagements.
The place I saw from space is also in development and about to be commercialized. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott and Astronaut Wrangler Christina Korp bring together astronauts from around the world and take them to remote places on our amazing planet… places they’ve only seen from space. With unprecedented access to the world’s space centers and programs for intimate journeys with the astronauts themselves, The place I saw from space takes us into space and back, giving us a never-before-seen view of how space travel affects our world today.
Bandit has partnered with BitFire Networks & Studios to ensure their production skills are second to none. By partnering with these entities, Bandit offers services that other production companies simply cannot provide. BitFire Studios is a world-class production facility with AR / VR (XR) capabilities including virtual environments with LED floors and walls, the only one of its kind in North America. The network provides end-to-end video broadcast and transmission capabilities. Bandit will use these facilities when productions warrant it, resulting in innovative and breakthrough programming content for a wide range of distributors.
Marc Kamler at A3 Artists Agency represents Bandit Productions. A3 has gained an excellent reputation and gained access to all the major players in the industry.
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