Media Rights Capital II LP
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Media Rights Capital II LP is an independent film, television and digital studio founded by Mordecai Wiczyk and Asif Satchu. MRC specializes in the creation of premium content. It has full in-house physical production, legal, finance and sales teams, and a complete marketing infrastructure. MRC has distributed its films through every major domestic and international distributor in the industry.
Warner Bros. Pictures (2009–2012)
Independent (2006–2012; 2013–present)
Universal Pictures (2009–present)
Film projects
Beginning in 2011, Universal is set to distribute twenty MRC pictures over five years. This deal represents the biggest rent-a-studio pact with a major studio since Disney joined hands with DreamWorks.
Riddick, to be written and directed by David Twohy and star Vin Diesel, by Universal Pictures.
Elysium, a science fiction project written and directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Untitled Thomas and Friends film project, directed by Shane Acker (9), by Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures (United Kingdom).
Twelve Strangers, to be distributed February 11, 2011, by Universal Pictures.
Ted (2012), co-written, directed by and co-starring Seth MacFarlane and stars Mark Wahlberg, Adam Scott and Mila Kunis, distributed by Universal Pictures.
30 Minutes or Less (2011), directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, and Aziz Ansari, distributed by Columbia Pictures.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011), written and directed by George Nolfi, distributed by Universal Pictures.
Devil (2010), produced by M. Night Shyamalan and directed by Drew and John Dowdle, distributed by Universal Pictures.
The Box (2009), written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Cameron Diaz, distributed by Warner Brothers.
The Invention of Lying (2009), co-written, co-directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, distributed by Warner Brothers.
Shorts (2009), written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, distributed by Warner Brothers.
Brüno (2009), co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, distributed by Universal Pictures.
Deception (2008), written by Mark Bomback and directed by Marcel Langenegger, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Babel (2006), Oscar award winner and multiple nominee,[3] distributed by Paramount Vantage.
Television projects
In development
iCon - Single camera comedy created by Larry Charles. In development for Epix.
House of Cards on Netflix
The Ricky Gervais Show Three Season (2010-2012) for HBO - total of 39 episodes.
The Life & Times of Tim Three Seasons (2008–2012) for HBO - total of 30 episodes.
Shaq Vs. Two Seasons (2009-2010) for ABC - total of 10 episodes.
Rita Rocks Two Seasons (2008-2009) for Lifetime - total of 40 episodes.
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire One Season (2009) for Comedy Central - total of 6 episodes.
Surviving Suburbia One Season (2009) for ABC - total of 13 episodes.
The Goode Family One Season (2009) for ABC - total of 13 episodes.
Easy Money One Season (2008) for The CW - total of 8 episodes.
Valentine - One Season (2008) for The CW - total of 8 episodes.
In Harm's Way - One Season (2008) for The CW - total of 10 episodes, 5 unaired.
The CW's Sunday night programming
Media Rights Capital was also responsible for programming the CW's Sunday-night lineup during the 2008–2009 season through a time-leasing arrangement. The first shows to air included the reality show In Harm's Way and the dramas Valentine and Easy Money. Each show had an initial order of 13 episodes.
On November 10, 2008, Media Rights Capital canceled two of the four shows it produced for The CW. (Both Valentine and Easy Money were put on hiatus with skeleton crews while more scripts were written.) It was expected that MRC would deliver two replacement shows in their place.The CW decided instead to take back control of its Sunday night schedule after the MRC block from the beginning trailed the ratings of CW's Sunday night the year before by a considerable margin. The network then decided to return the Sunday timeslots to its affiliates as of the 2009-10 season.
Digital projects
MRC produces digital projects with many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Nike, Google, Procter & Gamble, Burger King, and Johnson & Johnson. MRC's longest-running digital series is the animated program titled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, with original characters created by Seth MacFarlane, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad! The series generated over 100 million online views and received a Webby Award in 2009,;has been distributed through Google, YouTube, Tremor Media and Hulu; and has been released on DVD and Blu-ray disc.
Other MRC digital projects include the following:
MommyCast, an award-winning weekly Web cast for moms that has garnered over 50 million online views to date.
Raven-Symoné Presents, an original self-help series marking former Disney Channel star Raven-Symoné's first online venture.
Quarantine, an original sketch comedy series from the world-famous Second City comedy troupe.
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