About THE Company
The Hochberg-Ebersol Company (THE Company) was founded in 2010 by entertainment industry veteran Justin Hochberg and television/film producer Charlie Ebersol. THE Company creates, packages and produces groundbreaking programming in the unscripted, multi-camera comedy, docu-series, and competition formats. THE Company’s upcoming programming slate spans a range of leading broadcast and cable networks and includes major partnerships with top-tier entertainment brands. …continue reading
Co-Founder Justin Hochberg has produced shows for an array of major networks and broadcast cable channels, including NBC, ABC, Bravo, Oxygen, Spike TV and CBS, and has also developed series with the BBC, DreamWorks, Reveille Studios, IMG Media, Scout Productions, Juma Entertainment, Pilgrim Films, Stone & Co., LMNO, Mess Media, and Fremantle Media. Hochberg also has extensive experience in the branded entertainment space having completed more than $100 million in product integration deals with the world’s leading brands, including P&G, Pepsi, Staples, DirecTV, Planet Hollywood Resorts, Fosters, and the Las Vegas Convention Visitors Bureau, among others.
Co-Founder Charlie Ebersol is a multi-hyphenate award winning film and television producer/director with a track record for creating thoughtful, important, sometimes controversial projects that also entertain. He is the producer of a number of successful documentary films including Don’t Look Down, Tradition Never Graduates, and the multiple award-winning HBO film Ithuteng: Never Stop Learning. Ebersol co-created and executive produced NBC’s terrorist tracking reality news show The Wanted and has produced programs for a variety of top-tier networks, including HBO, ESPN, NBC, USA, TNT and many others. He is also responsible for forming and later selling Saint James Films, a company that oversaw the management and production facilities of Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s busiest and most prestigious lots.
In addition to developing, producing, and distributing dynamic television programming, THE Company operates a full-service branded entertainment agency alongside the traditional production company. Its clients have included Shaq Vs., Dick Clark Productions, and Hell’s Kitchen for Fox, as well as over a hundred advertising companies. THE Company also operates its own in-house post facilities, which includes CGI capabilities.
THE Company is a LANCO property and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
Co-Founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company
Justin Hochberg is the Co-Founder of The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Company), a television production studio that specializes in unscripted, documentary and competition formats, as well as new media content and branded entertainment. Hochberg founded THE Company with Charlie Ebersol in 2010.
Hochberg had years of production and branded entertainment experience under his belt prior to founding THE Company. He has produced shows for an array of major networks and broadcast cable channels, including NBC, ABC, Bravo, Oxygen, Spike TV, CBS, and others, and has also developed series with BBC, DreamWorks, Reveille Studios, IMG Media, Scout Productions, Juma Entertainment, Pilgrim Films, Stone & Co., LMNO, Mess Media, and Fremantle Media. Hochberg also produced two original theatrical productions that have both been optioned for feature films.
Hochberg has also had great success in the branded entertainment space. Over the course of his career he has completed more than $100 million in product integration deals with the world’s leading brands, including P&G, Pepsi, Royal Caribbean, Marquis Jet, Staples, DirecTV, Planet Hollywood Resorts, Fosters, Las Vegas Convention Visitors Bureau and the N.Y.P.D., among others.
Hochberg began his television career as a producer on the first three seasons of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” Following the show’s first-season success, Mark Burnett selected him to develop “The Contender,” which was sold for the highest price of any unscripted program to date.
Prior to entering the television industry, Hochberg served as Microsoft Corporation’s Director of Business Development for Interactive TV, before becoming the company’s Head of Business Development for its Digital Media TV efforts. During his time at Microsoft he became a guest lecturer on the “Future of TV and Digital Media” at Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Stanford and MIT Universities, and was one of Microsoft’s most successful corporate recruiters.
Hochberg’s career path started in Paris, France as the youngest member of Polo Ralph Lauren Europe’s executive management team. He later went on to found the former Communist Bloc’s first private regional telephone company that expanded to offices throughout the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.
Hochberg graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.B.A. with a focus in Media Management from Columbia Business School. He is currently Co-President of the Columbia Business School Alumni for Southern California, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Co-Founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company
Charlie Ebersol is the Co-Founder of The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Company), a television production studio that specializes in unscripted, documentary and competition formats, as well as new media content and branded entertainment. Ebersol founded THE Company with Justin Hochberg in 2010.
Ebersol has executive produced both film and television projects across a variety of top-tier networks, including HBO, ESPN, NBC, USA, TNT and many others. He co-created and executive produced the television show “The Wanted,” which aired on NBC and followed a former Navy Seal, a former Green Beret and an investigative journalist as they tracked down internationally known terrorists (2009).
Prior to launching THE Company, Ebersol headed production on numerous successful documentary films. In 2007, he produced the documentary “Don’t Look Down,” which followed the life of Olympic snowboarder Shaun White following his Gold Medal win. He then produced “Tradition Never Graduates,” the story of the Notre Dame Football team and its fans, in 2008.
Ebersol’s first film was the 2006 documentary “Ithuteng: Never Stop Learning.” The film received wide acclaim including numerous humanitarian awards, such as the first ever OneXOne Award, at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005. Oprah Winfrey was so moved by “Ithuteng,” she immediately contributed $1.14 million to the Ithuteng Trust School, an organization dedicated to the positive development and education of at-risk children in South Africa.
Ebersol holds a B.A. in Film, Television and Theatre from The University of Notre Dame. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
THE Company is partnered with the Lanco Group of Companies, which includes Mi-Jack Products—a diverse group of companies specializing in many disciplines ranging from heavy equipment manufacturing to sales and service, facility operations to event promotions, and integrated technologies to equipment distribution. Mi-Jack Products diversified into international businesses in 1998 when they began a joint venture to rebuild and operate The New Panama Canal Railroad. The revitalization project created a link between the Pacific and Atlantic ports as well as improving commuter and luxury passenger train travel. In 2010, Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan joined one of Indy Car racing’s most notable organizations with David Letterman known as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The team has been hugely successful with numerous Indy Car victories. With their portfolio continually expanding and diversifying, the Lanco Group of Companies extended their reach into the world of entertainment by pairing with THE Company.