Combination Movies Ups Roxie Rodriguez To VP Tv, Hires Emma Ho – .
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Bateman and Michael Costigans Aggregate Films join their television ranks, upgrade Roxie Rodriguez to VP Television and recruit Emma Ho as director of development for Unscripted as the company seeks to expand its business beyond scripting.
“It will come as no surprise to anyone who worked with Roxie that she deserved this promotion and became such a valuable member of our growing team,” said Bateman and Costigan. “With her excellent taste and ability to identify and build shows with unique voices, Roxie was instrumental in developing our television schedule with several new series to be released in 2021 and 2022.”
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Rodriguez began her career in Austin, Texas, where she worked as an independent producer on The Skeleton Twins and Rock The Kasbah. She also had a run as a programmer for the Marfa Film Festival. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as the Creative Executive at Jennifer Lopez ‘Nuyorican Productions before joining Aggregate in 2019.
Prior to joining Aggregate recently, Ho was the Creative Executive at Anchor Entertainment, where she focused on developing nonfiction books such as Rebel Hearts, The Lost Kitchen, and an upcoming investigative series with HBO. Prior to joining Anchor Entertainment, Ho was Director of Impact Campaigns at Picture Motion, where he managed impact campaigns for themed films for clients including Netflix, National Geographic, Magnolia Pictures and Focus Features.
“Emma quickly started our unwritten copy department by turning bare ideas into documentaries and unwritten shows, starting with Netflix,” said Bateman and Costigan. “We see this as an important growth area at Aggregate as we continue to be a home for unique content, great characters, and the filmmakers and artists whose work we admire.”
Aggregate Films, which has a first-look deal with Netflix, is behind critically acclaimed series like Streamer’s Emmy and SAG winner Ozark with Bateman, HBO’s Emmy-nominated The Outsider and FX’s A Teacher, the network’s most watched launch The company is building on its original content for television with the Apple series Lessons in Chemistry by Susannah Grant with Brie Larson.
Aggregate is also adding Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy Your Place or Mine, which is co-producing with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine (Witherspoon will also star), and Here Comes the Flood, which Bateman will direct from a script by Simon Kinberg . Bateman previously directed and produced the feature films Bad Words and The Family Fang.
“Jason and Michael are great supporters of creative and original voices. It’s more than exciting to be part of the Aggregate family, which helps generate bold, compelling and high-quality storytelling across the board. I’m always inspired by the way we work together and the way we can foster new perspectives and untapped perspectives, ”said Rodriguez.
Ho added, “Just like we do with scripting, we’re excited to be working with Netflix to find great filmmakers and compelling stories for documentaries and non-written shows. From large format game shows and social experiments to investigative documentaries, we love to push the boundaries and continue to find and reinforce the great untold stories, characters and voices with our favorite artists. “