Farhoud Meybodi is launching Ritual Arts, a new production business, and has secured a 1st-appear deal with Wayfarer Studios, the independent studio co-started by Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz. The business will concentrate on storytelling that conjures up tradition change as a result of purpose-driven tv and movie.
An award-winning author, director, and executive producer, Meybodi not too long ago worked on “My Past Days,” a docuseries about people residing with a terminal health issues that is at present in Time 5 on the CW Network. Meybodi beforehand co-founded Wayfarer Entertainment with Ahmed Musiol and Justin Baldoni, and the trio has teamed up on a variety of commercials, movies and tv exhibits. Meybodi is a member of the Directors Guild of The us and the Television Academy, and is also a board member of the Muslim Community Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau.
“During these divisive times, it is critical that we, the resourceful neighborhood, crack free of charge from our echo chambers and discuss to the heart and soul of this country,” Meybodi said in a statement. “Storytelling has often been a pathway for constructing bridges, and at Ritual, we aspire to develop movement photographs that genuinely transfer people…. ideally sparking significant dialogue amongst liberals, conservatives and absolutely everyone in amongst, in hopes of therapeutic and unifying this wonderful nation.”
Ritual Arts also announced that Carra Greenberg will be the company’s head of manufacturing and functions, overseeing the current slate of productions and partnerships. She will co-generate characteristic films and Tv set collection for Ritual Arts, and has earlier manufactured commercials, docuseries, and element material at a wide range of corporations. Her function doc “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution,” about the unique Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, received a Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.
“I am thrilled to be element of a crew functioning in the direction of measurable alter by means of mission-pushed material,” Greenberg explained in a assertion. “Farhoud has a established keep track of document of journalistic integrity as a result of filmmaking. His function speaks to the important stories of our time. I glimpse forward to pushing innovative boundaries and celebrating effective varied tales and voices of transform.”
Dr. Caroline Heldman also joins the company as head of social affect. Her printed guides include things like, “Protest Politics in the Market: Consumer Activism in the Company Age,” “Women, Electrical power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the US” and “Madam President? Gender & Politics on the Highway to the White Home.” Heldman also co-started the New Orleans Women’s Shelter and the Decreased Ninth Ward Museum.
Ritual Arts has lifted extra than $4 million for the creation of its preliminary slate. Future initiatives will be declared in the coming months.