WE ARE A BOUTIQUE HOLLYWOOD INCUBATOR

 We create scalable companies with authentic voices and partner with Hollywood creatives who share our vision, passion and ethos

Founded in 2011, FactoryMade has created, managed and served on the board of a portfolio of minority-led businesses, food and lifestyle companies, hospitality businesses and kids and family entertainment properties.

MINORITY-LED BUSINESSES
– Founded El Rey Network with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and a $130 million investment from Univision

– Reimagined Mexico’s dominant Lucha Libre sports wrestling league with MGM and television producer Mark Burnett

– Acquired and restructured African American led Kick Punch Studios with Skip Chaisson from Ridley and Tony Scott’s RSA Films

FOOD & LIFESTYLE COMPANIES
– Expanded Miraval brand into Olive Oil business with Marc Perrin and Jolie-Pitt family
– Invested and guided the launch of Salted, a revolutionary new culinary network
– Developed retail’s first integrated e-commerce gaming platform HSN Arcade.

HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES
– Developed The Private Suite at LAX with funding secured from TPG
– Developing the Art District in Park City, Utah

KIDS & FAMILY PROPERTIES
– Spearheaded creation of Hasbro’s entertainment businesses including Hasbro Studios, the Transformers franchise, the G.I. Joe franchise, the My Little Pony franchise and the Hub television network;  raised $300M in debt to fund production and asset creations
– Developing Nano, a multi-platform STEAM-based network for kids 5-12

MEDIA ADVISORY
– Served as media advisors for Telefonica, Hasbro, HSN, Tivo, JCPenny/John Legend as well as The RTL Group.

COMPANIES

The Fastest Growing Independent Cable Network in History 

Raised over $130 Million in Financing, Partnering with Univision, Miramax and Netflix

Partnered with MGM

Over 200 Unique IP/Characters

Live Show in Downtown Los Angeles

Tour Expanding to 9 Cities

Distributed on Netflix

 

Produced marketing campaigns across television film and digital 

Partnering with directors such as Michael Bay and Ridley Scott

Provided theatrical campaigns for studios such as Disney, Paramount and Sony

Achieved profitability within first year of acquisition

 

An exclusive, VIP Suite at LAX airport, providing extra security and privacy for commercial flights. 

Expanded Miraval into new category of Olive Oil

Invested and supported growth of Salted, an online subscription-based cooking school

A MITSUI COMPANY

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Mitsui & Co., Japan’s second-largest general trading company, is venturing into Hollywood with a minority stake in a media-company incubator. Read the original article on Bloomberg.com by Lucas Shaw Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) — Mitsui & Co., Japan’s second-largest general trading company, is venturing into Hollywood with a minority stake in...

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Startup incubator FactoryMade Ventures landed deals with Comcast and private equity investors on the road to launching its joint-venture El Rey Network, an English-language TV channel for Latinos. Original Article on Variety.com Executives: John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa Co-CEO and CEO FactoryMade Ventures Startup incubator...

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Welcome to Lucha Underground, the Boyle Heights wrestling promotion where the line between fan and fighter is crossed as easily as the ring ropes. Read the original article on LATimes.com By JAMES QUEALLY Fidel Bravo was minding his own business, eyes locked on the fight happening 5 feet away, when a...

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Danny Trejo has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” on his El Rey Network, the cabler announced Wednesday.Read the original article on Variety.com Elizabeth Wagmeister @EWagmeister Trejo appeared in the film franchise, as Razor Charlie, but won’t be reprising his original role — he’s set to...

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For the first year of its on-air life, the El Rey Network has been about as DIY as any microbudget indie movie ever was, an apt trait, given the net’s origins.Read the Original Article on Variety.com Cynthia Littleton Managing Editor: Television @Variety_Cynthia For the first year of its on-air life, the El Rey Network...

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Toys Now Get Same A-List Perks as Top Stars: Stretch Armstrong, Barbie and Big Wheel, Too  By LAUREN A.E. SCHUKER Updated Nov. 6, 2009 12:01 a.m. ET   LOS ANGELES — This town’s top celebrities have long had more than their fair share of plastic parts. Hollywood’s newest movie stars are...

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“Lucha Underground” is delivering an all-new, 40-episode, third season, on El Rey Network which continues 8 p.m. ET/PT Wednesday, Sept. 28 with Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Dragon Azteca Jr. The guest referee is Rey Mysterio Jr.Rey Mysterio Jr. takes a new role as the guest referee for the Dragon Azteca...

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The pitch meeting wasn’t going as planned. John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos. At an evening sit-down in mid-2011, in the dimly lighted bar in the Four Seasons Hotel...

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TEAM

JOHN FOGELMAN
CEO
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CRISTINA PATWA
CO-CEO
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MICHAEL FRANCIS
VENTURE PARTNER
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DOUG GARDNER
CFO
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SHANE NORMAN
CDO
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AARON TELCH
HEAD OF STRATEGY
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Contact Us

310-664-1600
info@factorymade.com
1657 12th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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