EXCLUSIVE: Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films bolsters its TV ranks, propelling Roxie Rodriguez to VP of TV and hiring Emma Ho as Director of Development for Unscripted as the company looks to expand its business beyond scripted programming.
“It will come as no surprise that anyone who has worked with Roxie that she deserves this promotion and has become such a valuable member of our growing team,” said Bateman and Costigan. “With her excellent taste and ability to identify and create shows around unique voices, Roxie has been instrumental in growing our TV roster with several new series that we are excited to launch in 2021 and 2022.”
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Rodriguez began her career in Austin, Texas, where she worked in independent film, as an associate producer on films. The skeleton twins and Rock the Kasbah. She also had a run as a programmer for the Marfa Film Festival. She then made the transition to Los Angeles where she worked as a Creative Executive at Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions before joining Aggregate in 2019.
Prior to recently joining Aggregate, Ho was Creative Executive at Anchor Entertainment where she focused on developing non-fictional content such as Rebel hearts, the lost kitchen, and an upcoming investigation series with HBO. Prior to working at Anchor Entertainment, Ho was Director of Impact Campaigns at Picture Motion, where he oversaw impact campaigns for themed films on behalf of clients such as Netflix, National Geographic, Magnolia Pictures and Focus Features.
“Emma quickly started our unscripted department of taking simple ideas and turning them into documentaries and unscripted shows, from Netflix,” Bateman and Costigan said. “We see this as an important area for growth at Aggregate as we continue to be a home for unique content, great characters, and filmmakers and artists whose work we admire.”
Aggregate Films, which has a first look deal with Netflix, is behind critically-acclaimed series such as the streamer’s Emmy and SAG winner. Ozark, with HBO Emmy nominee Bateman The foreignerand FX A teacher, the most watched launch on the network in 2020. The company continues to develop its original content for television with the Apple series Chemistry class by Susannah Grant, with Brie Larson.
Aggregate also expands its feature film roster with upcoming Netflix romantic comedy Your place or mine, co-produced with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine (Witherspoon will also star) as well as the film Here comes the flood, which Bateman will direct from a script by Simon Kinberg. Bateman previously directed and produced the feature films Big words and The Fang family.
“Jason and Michael are big supporters of creative and original voices. It is more than exciting to be part of the Aggregate family which at all levels helps generate bold, compelling and quality stories. I am continually inspired by our collaboration and the ways we can promote new points of view and untapped perspectives, ”said Rodriguez.
Ho added, “Just like we do in the scripted space, we’re excited to be working with Netflix to find great filmmakers and compelling stories for documentaries and unscripted shows. From large-format game shows and social experiences to investigative documentaries, we’re excited to push the boundaries and continue to find and amplify great stories, never-before-seen characters and voices with our favorite artists. “