The Gotham Group, 1stAveMachine Form Strategic Partnership

The Gotham Group, one of Hollywood’s leading management and film and television production firms, has formed a strategic partnership with 1stAveMachine, the Cannes Lion and Clio Award-winning mixed media production company. The deal formalizes a close relationship between the two companies that dates back over a decade and will allow 1stAve to segue its top-flight roster of commercial directors into other platforms including film and television.

“Our two companies have different but complementary skill sets,” says 1stAveMachine Co-Founder Serge Patzak. “All of our clients, whether an ad agency, a brand, or an individual creator, will benefit in some way from the pairing of 1stAveMachine and The Gotham Group. The deal dramatically expands the marketplace for our roster.”

“I am blown away by the cutting edge work that they are producing at 1stAve in the commercial, VR and AR space,” said Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Founder & CEO of The Gotham Group. “Their eye for talent has proven itself with their incredible roster of directors and artists. We couldn’t be more excited to combine our businesses and to reach even more of the viewing audience through this partnership. Our rosters already have great synergy and we hope that a closer working relationship will maximize opportunities for all parties.”

Ross Siegel, who heads up the recently formed 1stAveMachine Management, will oversee this new relationship for 1stAve; Peter McHugh for The Gotham Group. The companies, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, draw considerable benefit from the relationship. 1stAve will now have the ability to extend its reach into the entertainment industry through Gotham’s enormous client base and wealth of high-quality intellectual property. The Gotham Group will deploy 1stAve’s roster of directors and other creatives in the film and television sectors.


About 1stAve Machine:

1stAveMachine is a mixed media production company and storytelling outfit which creates video, digital, and experimental content for TV, print, web, and mobile, all with a unified singular vision. The company has won numerous awards including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Cannes Lions, AICP, One Show, and ANDY awards, and many others. Their work has been featured across the globe and during the Super Bowl and the firm has gained acclaim for creating powerful pairings between influencers and creators with agencies and brands.

About The Gotham Group:

The Gotham Group is a management and production company representing some of the most creative minds in Hollywood. Goldsmith-Vein and The Gotham Group, cited in Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch series, have been producers on such hits The Maze Runner franchise; Kodachrome with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, and Ed Harris, which premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival; Stephanie, directed by Akiva Goldsman; The Big Game, which chronicles the phenomenon of daily fantasy sports, and Train Man, starring Julia Roberts as the lawyer defending Darius McCollum, the New Yorker who became notorious for driving subway trains illegally. On the television side, Gotham has Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto set to star in and executive produce Biopunk and is developing Randi Zuckerberg’s New York Times bestselling book Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives as a series.

The Gotham Group just announced that it will produce a television series with eOne Entertainment based on The Lying Game, the bestseller by Ruth Ware. Additionally, Gotham has set up Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10, with Reese Witherspoon attached, at New Line and “In A Dark, Dark Wood” at CBS Films. Gotham optioned several bestsellers recently including Janelle Brown’s critically acclaimed suspense thriller Watch Me Disappear and Robyn Harding’s bestseller The Party.

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