Electus, Barry Poznick Launch New TV Production Company, Barracuda

Electus, Barry Poznick Launch New TV Production Company, Barracuda

Company aims to produce premium unscripted programming

Multimedia entertainment studio Electus and “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” creator Barry Poznick have joined together to create the new TV production company Barracuda Television Productions.

The company, which aims to develop and produce premium domestic and international unscripted programming, will be based in Los Angeles.

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As co-CEO and founder of Zoo Productions, Poznick created and produced dozens of hits airing in more than 150 countries, including “Fifth Grader” and “Buckwild.” Poznick has also hosted OWN's “Are You Normal, America?” His shows have aired on NBC, MTV, TLC, GSN, Spike TV, CMT, TV Land and Oxygen.

“We're so pleased to partner with Barry in his new venture,” said Electus CEO Chris Grant. “He is one of a kind and our combined talents and resources are absolutely ideal complements. As Electus continues to focus on high quality content for both the domestic and the global marketplace, Barracuda was a must-have for us.”

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“Through this partnership Barracuda is powered by Electus, which provides the framework that enables us to begin selling and producing world-class content immediately,” said Poznick. “This team is so dynamic that I have no doubt we will quickly make Barracuda synonymous with great content.”

This partnership was brokered by Eric Wattenberg at CAA and Jeanne Newman at HJHT.