Hali Anastopoulo. Photo: Courtesy of Get Me Out Productions
LOS ANGELES, CA – Get Me Out Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company best known for unscripted content including the Crackle Plus reality series Men of West Hollywood, on July 19 announced a partnership with Film Fixers Balkans, an established production company and advisory service operating in 19 countries across Europe. According to the terms of the partnership, Get Me Out and Film Fixers Balkans will open a joint office in Athens, Greece, and partner on content projects focusing on unscripted production.
The deal represents a European expansion with a focus on Greece for Get Me Out Productions, a U.S.-based family business founded by Greek-American producers Akim Anastopoulo and Hali Anastopoulo. In collaborating together Get Me Out and Film Fixers Balkans, which has advised and supported Balkans-based shoots for hit shows including WWE Total Divas, 90-Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, Naked & Afraid, and Running Wild with Bear Grylls, will produce joint projects in addition to offering production advice and services, sourcing excellent crews and locations, and facilitating engagement with tax incentive programs including EKOME tax rebates for other partners and clients.
“Since we first established Get Me Out Productions, we’ve had our sights on expanding globally and in particular to our family’s homeland of Greece,” said Akim and Hali Anastopoulo, co-founders of Get Me Out Productions. “We aim to drive more engagement and collaboration between the U.S. and Greek content industries, with a focus on unscripted television production and formats that can be shared between cultures and exported all over the world. Film Fixers Balkans is an ideal partner with their expertise in the region, and we’re very pleased to establish this new business venture with their excellent team.”
“We are excited to partner with Get Me Out Productions on this new venture to grow our footprint in the unscripted production sector and our links with the U.S. production industry,” said Trayan Velev, Managing Director of Film Fixers Balkans. “This is not just a strategic collaboration that can bring great value both to the global industry and to the local community–in Akim and Hali we found partners who share both our human and company values and we are very happy to start a new journey together with them. Over the last seven years, we have introduced many industry clients to the great creative minds, outstanding crews, and beautiful locations of the Balkans. This partnership will allow us to do more in the long term, benefiting the Greek and Balkan creative industries and larger economies.”
Get Me Out Productions is coming off the success of the 10-part reality series Men of West Hollywood, which was acquired by Screen Media and debuted on Crackle Plus in January 2022. Men of West Hollywood follows six male socialites and the most drama-filled friend group in the legendary West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Services offered by Get Me Out and Film Fixers Balkans in Europe will combine development, pre- and post-production services and distribution support, as well as location and logistics support, crew sourcing, and tax incentive partnerships.
About Get Me Out Productions
Get Me Out Productions is a full-service production company based in Los Angeles, dedicated to telling unique contemporary stories through a Generation Z lens. Get Me Out focuses on unscripted content, with its 10-part docuseries Men of West Hollywood acquired by Screen Media and marking its debut on Crackle Plus in January 2022. With multiple projects in development, production and post-production, Get Me Out’s current projects range from the true crime and real estate genres to the future of money and entertainment – web3, crypto, and esports. Get Me Out Productions was founded by Akim Anastopoulo, the face of the popular, long-running courtroom television program Eye for an Eye as “Judge Extreme Akim,” and his daughter and business partner Hali Anastopoulo, creator of Men of West Hollywood.
About Film Fixers Balkans
Film Fixers Balkans is a production services company operating in 19 countries across the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The company aspires to unite the Balkans through its work and make them the perfect location for filming TV, films and branded content. Founded in 2015 by director Trayan Velev, Film Fixers Balkans has serviced hundreds of projects since its inception, most recently an episode of Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss for RadicalMedia, an upcoming Peacock show fronted by The Office star.
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