◎JAY-Z創立的娛樂公司Roc Nation宣布推出新的電視部門，該部門由執行副總裁Patrick Reardon領導，他將負責構建和領導該部門，專注於開發和製作有腳本的劇集和無腳本的實境秀內容。Reardon在該產業已工作了15年，之前擔任Weinstein公司的電視部門聯合負責人，在那裡他主導了《決戰時裝伸展台Project Runway》節目的不同地區版本，並和包括Roc Nation在內的許多不同的合作夥伴推出了多個影集和紀錄片計畫。
◎之前Roc Nation的創始人JAY-Z執行製作了在2018年皮博迪獎獲獎的《Time: The Kalief Browder Story》，以及最近在Tribeca電影節上首映且即將上映的《Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story》，這兩齣紀錄片的成功促使了Roc Nation新電視部門的成立。根據一份新聞稿，該部門正在開發一些計畫，其中包括與Amazon的系列實境秀影集。
Roc Nation announced the launch of its new television division on Wednesday (May 2). It will be led by EVP, scripted and unscripted television, Patrick Reardon, who has been tasked to build and lead the division with a focus on developing and producing scripted and unscripted content.
Reardon joins the company having spent 15 years in the industry, most recently serving as co-head of television for the Weinstein Company. There he headed the Project Runway franchise and launched several series and limited documentary projects many different partners, including Roc Nation.
The establishment of Roc Nation's new television division follows the success of the 2018 Peabody winner Time: The Kalief Browder Story and the upcoming Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Both documentary projects were executive produced by Roc Nation's founder, Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter. The department has a number of projects in development, according to a press release, including an unscripted series with Amazon.
"Roc Nation is such an influential and dynamic company, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them as they expand their brand into television," said Reardon in a statement.