Industry veteran TV/literary agent Michael Van Dyck has left Paradigm after 13 years to fulfill his vision of building unique, high quality inspirational brands with broad mainstream appeal through the launch of his management/production shingle Inspired Entertainment.
Van Dyck takes his extensive mainstream entertainment experience and work in and outside of the faith and family market to launch the new company. Pure Flix, the largest independent faith and family studio, is backing the new entity.
Inspired Entertainment, a management and production company will develop, package, and broker original mainstream and inspirational content to broadcast, cable, and streaming networks, building a presence in the entertainment market not currently filled. Van Dyck will also continue to staff writer and director clients on current network series.
Van Dyck brings to Inspired Entertainment an impressive resume as a TV/Feature Literary agent since the early 90's. Van Dyck will manage and direct Inspired Entertainment's operations identifying and representing top accredited writers/ content creators, actors, and directors through long standing relationships with the artists, TV and feature lit agents, managers, and studio/network executives.
Throughout his highly esteemed career, Van Dyck has had a tremendous influence in the entertainment industry by packaging and selling scripted and non-scripted series, movies for television that have branded networks, and features.
Van Dyck's passion, in addition to his mainstream work, is representing faith brands. His successes in mainstream entertainment and this growing inspirational genre include: James Mano's Dexter (Showtime), Peter Barsocchini's High School Musical (Disney Channel), Martha Williamson's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (HALLMARK), Karen Kingsbury's The Baxter Series (MGM), A Time to Dance, and The Bridge (HALLMARK) Kirk Franklin's Sunday Best (BET), and John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart's Unveiled (NBC), amongst others.
Inspired Entertainment has the financial capability to option, buy, and finance development and production. Inspired also controls significant intellectual properties for broadcast, cable, and streaming development in TV and features.
Pure Flix COO Steve Fedyski, believes that the addition of Van Dyck is a valuable asset to Inspired Entertainment's mission. "Michael is a well-respected industry leader who brings a wealth of experience, strategic relationships, and extraordinary accomplishments, but also an integrity and conviction for quality inspirational entertainment that aligns with the Pure Flix brand."
Van Dyck echoes the same enthusiasm with his passion for creating inspirational content. "I'm deeply committed to packaging, selling, and producing content that entertains, inspires, and moves audiences. I'm grateful for the support from the Pure Flix team and our shared vison to create and produce for a broad audience."
Pure Flix has secured their position as the leader in faith and family entertainment through their film and home entertainment releases in addition to streaming online through PureFlix.com.
About Pure Flix:
Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, and Russell Wolfe, Pure Flix has become the largest independent faith and family entertainment studio in the world. Their recent releases include The Case for Christ, I'm Not Ashamed, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, Woodlawn, Do You Believe?, God's Not Dead , God's Not Dead 2, and the upcoming A Question of Faith (September 29, 2017) and Same Kind of Different as Me (October 20, 2017).
With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly films. Aligned with their mission to transform the human spirit through values-based entertainment, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content. Their official website is http://www.pureflix.com