RocketJump, the digital entertainment company behind the hit web series “Video Game High School,” announced today that it has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME). It marks the first time the company has been represented by a talent agency.
“For us, the decision on representation came down to: what can they do, and do they ‘get’ us,” RocketJump co-founder Freddie Wong told VideoInk in an email. “With WME, the answer was a resounding yes to both questions. The WME team has unparalleled expertise and relationships both in the traditional and digital spheres. And for us, as a company that focuses on long and short form content creation, they are a perfect fit. Also, in our first meeting they had the tastiest water, setting the bar in meeting room water quality, which is no small feat.”
RocketJump is also represented by attorneys Adam Kaller and Duncan Hedges of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, LLP.
Founded in 2011 by Wong, Desmond Dolly and Matthew Arnold, RocketJump has amassed more than 7.6 million subscribers and 1.197 billion views on its YouTube channel.
The prodco recently wrapped principal photography on the first season of “RocketJump: The Show!” for Hulu. Scheduled to debut in the fall, it’s an anthology series in which each of its eight episodes is accompanied by a corresponding behind-the-scenes, making-of documentary. The series is being produced in partnership with Lionsgate Television, which signed a multi-year content deal with RocketJump in April 2014.
In October, RocketJump debuted the third and final season of “Video Game High School.” The company was also developing two other series — “Dimension 404,” described as “American Horror Story-meets-Twilight Zone,” and “DevSide,” as a workplace sitcom about a family of developers — but there has been no word on the shows in recent months.