Rainmaker content closes representation deal with Canada´s No Equal Entertainment

New collaboration delivers new authored scripted series to Rainmaker’s slate

Rainmaker Content, the international distributor that specialises in drama, factual and special-event programming, has extended its collaboration with Toronto-based indie No Equal Entertainment to include new series from three respected North American writers.

Under a new representation deal, Rainmaker will help package and place three new scripted drama series – The Collector: Redux, The Work and Erratic — for No Equal, which develops, produces and distributes feature films, television movies, television series and mini-series for the domestic and international marketplace.

Rainmaker’s relationship with No Equal and its president J.B. Sugar began in 2020 when it acquired the distribution rights to supernatural thriller The Collector following a long association with Rainmaker principals, Greg Phillips and Vicky Ryan, in their previous positions at Content Media and Kew Media.

The Collector: Redux looks to reboot the original format which ran for 40 episodes across three seasons and was sold in over 65 territories around the world.  The Original Collector series told the story of Morgan Pym, who makes a deal with Satan: his soul in exchange for 10 years with his one true love. When the 10 years are up, Morgan — desperate to avoid eternity in hell — agrees to become a ‘Collector’ of the souls of those who have also made deals with the devil. Skander Halim (The Unicorn, Ghosts) is attached as new lead writer and co-developing with original series co-creator, Jon Cooksey (Killjoys, Arctic Air)

No Equal has also partnered with celebrated Canadian writer Anthony Q. Farrell (The Office, Shelved, Overlord, The Underwoods) on his latest screen project: procedural drama The Work (10 x 60 mins). The series follows the emotionally charged professional and personal lives of a team of social workers at Detroit’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Lastly, No Equal and Matt Wexler’s WexWorks Media are set to develop and co-produce crime series Erratic. WexWorks brought the project to No Equal which is based on the novel by Canadian physician, academic and author Gretchen Roedde (A Doctor’s Quest, Deep Water Dream: A Medical Voyage of Discovery in Rural Northern Ontario). The series will mark Wexler’s first foray into drama series following global success with long-running half-hour family series like Paw Patrol, Holly Hobby and The Popularity Papers.  Erratic is set in a Northeastern Ontario town and inspired by real-life events which centre around a local physician and her friend, a defence lawyer in Toronto, who find themselves investigating a series of murders that appear to be related to the ubiquitous opioid drug crises in their respective cities.

J.B. Sugar, founder and CEO of No Equal said: 'I am extremely excited about this slate of projects we are positioning to the global market.  We believe we have the makings of three distinctive and equally viable series in the making and look forward to growing our ongoing relationship with our friends and partners at Rainmaker Content'

Greg Phillips, co-CEO of Rainmaker, said: 'No Equal has long and strong track record in scripted, as is demonstrated by the global success of the original Collector series. The demand for strong stories told by master storytellers still outstrips supply, as the world’s broadcasters seek to distinguish themselves with fresh and original shows. These three new series are a tribute to No Equal’s talent for engaging with diverse voices to create drama with universal appeal — and a great addition to Rainmaker’s scripted catalogue'.






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