As part of the agreement, Kimmel also will become a partner in Wheelhouse Entertainment, the company Montgomery started in January 2018 after stepping down from his post as CEO of ITV America.
Kimmelot, which will be based in Los Angeles, will serve as Kimmel’s “creative lab” and will develop and produce unscripted and scripted projects for linear TV and digital as well as app/mobile-based content.
Going forward, Kimmel will produce all of his projects through Kimmelot. He will remain a partner in Jackhole Prods., the company he created with Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla two decades ago, which produces Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Kimmel is able to launch a joint venture with independent producer Montgomery as he does not have a production deal with Disney-ABC.