EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schotz, president and CEO of embattled LMNO Productions, has formed a new company, Anvil 1893 Entertainment. The company already is said to have a project set at History, a historical documentary. LMNO, which is involved in a very public falling out with Discovery Communications, will remain in business.
A source close to Schotz says that with Anvil, the nine-time Emmy winner is looking to expand into areas of programming beyond the reality TV fare that LMNO is known for, both in terms of genre and types of content. Anvil will produce a range of content – scripted and unscripted – for television, film (including feature documentaries) and digital platforms.
Articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State’s office show that Anvil was set up on August 1 – the same day Discovery Communications filed a countersuit against LMNO, accusing the reality TV show producer of keeping two