Arts+Labor Launches Original Programming Division

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Arts+Labor, an Austin-based creative content company, announced the formation of its original programming division, which will focus on episodic unscripted television. The company also named Tom Mireles as the Head of Development for the division.

“We believe our track record and network of relationships with talented storytellers will enable us to create high-quality content, and Tom’s success and strong reputation in the industry makes him the ideal person to lead our new initiative”

Mireles joins Arts+Labor following a successful career in development at Megalomedia where he helped create, produce, and direct shows for networks including TLC, Discovery, and History Channel. Most notably, he was a co-creator of Shipping Wars on A&E. He helped grow Megalomedia into one of the Top 100 production companies recognized by Realscreen. Now Mireles brings those talents to Arts+Labor.

“Arts+Labor has a proven track record of creating award-winning branded content, documentaries, feature films, and commercials, and I’m confident with the abundance of talent in this shop that we will have success in the television arena. I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to help this company have a major presence in television production,” stated Mireles.

This TV and digital entertainment initiative builds on Arts+Labor’s success over the past three years with feature film production. Entertainment, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, will be released later this year by Magnolia Pictures. 6 Years, a co-production with Duplass Brothers Productions, was acquired by Netflix the day after its 2015 SXSW premiere. Additional 2015 SXSW premieres include the Visions Audience Award-winning Uncle Kent 2, as well as the acclaimed documentaries Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove and The Jones Family Will Make A Way. In 2014, Arts+Labor co-productions Hellion, directed by Kat Candler, and No No: A Dockumentary, directed by Jeffrey Radice, both premiered at Sundance and went on to have successful theatrical and digital releases. The critically acclaimed Chris Eska’s The Retrieval, which premiered at SXSW in 2013, was released by Kino Lorber this year.

“We believe our track record and network of relationships with talented storytellers will enable us to create high-quality content, and Tom’s success and strong reputation in the industry makes him the ideal person to lead our new initiative,” stated Alan Berg, president and co-founder of Arts+Labor.

About Arts+Labor

Arts+Labor is a creative content company based in Austin, Texas. The Arts+Labor production studio is home to writers, directors, producers, designers, animators, editors, musicians, sound designers, and developers with a passion for storytelling in every medium... from branded content, commercial campaigns, websites and apps to documentaries, features, and short films that have gone to the Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and Venice film festivals. For more information, visit www.arts-and-labor.com.

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Alan Berg, 512-374-0000
aberg@arts-and-labor.com

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Arts+Labor, an Austin-based creative content company, announced the formation of its original programming division, which will focus on episodic unscripted television.

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