February 16, 2023

On February 15, Willkie client Shamrock Capital announced a minority growth investment in Boardwalk Pictures, an award-winning production company that creates non-fiction entertainment for audiences across the globe.

Founded in 2010 by Andrew Fried, Boardwalk has spearheaded the transformation of non-fiction entertainment into one of the fastest-growing draws for audiences, and received over 20 Emmy nominations and 4 wins. The company’s slate of projects includes Chef’s Table, Cheer, Welcome to Wrexham, Val, The Black Godfather, The Big Brunch, We Need To Talk About Cosby and Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?

Shamrock Capital is a Los Angeles-based investment firm specializing in media, entertainment, communications and related sectors. 

Willkie previously advised Shamrock Capital in numerous transactions, including its investments in Answer Lab; Highwire PR; EDO, Inc.; The Religion of Sports Media, Inc.; Pixellot and VidMob.

The Willkie team was led by partners Ray LaSoya, Stephanie Moran and Sidney Fohrman and included partner Matthew Makover and associates Carly Trainor, Hayley Silvertown, Jacqueline Bordeaux and Taaj Reaves.