Demarest Films and Kilburn Media have partnered to launch Eclipse Television, a full-service independent producer and financier of small-screen content. Leif Lillehaugen has been tapped as VP Scripted Television for the new venture, which will provide TV creators a with services including IP acquisition, development funding, and production deficit financing, both independently and alongside studio partners. Eclipse Television, which already has begun formal operations at its offices in Brentwood, will form strategic partnerships with talent through first-look deals and function as an incubator of promising material.
Demarest and Kilburn are continuing the expansion of their media businesses on the heels of their joint investment in Canada’s Fremantle Corporation. “Demarest and Kilburn are known for both their financing acumen and their smart creative taste, so I am thrilled to join them as they move into television with Eclipse,” said Lillehaugen, who previously worked at Revelations Entertainment and CAA. “With their combined expertise and relationships, Eclipse can provide showrunners, actors, directors and distribution partners with a deep set of resources.”