Congrats to doc filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Gonzo," "Magic Trip"), who has obtained an infusion of cash from John Schmidt's Content Media, which has acquired half of Jigsaw Productions
. Gibney wants to add staff and expand into more areas in film and television, including episodic television and features.
Jigsaw and Content will collaborate on some in-the-works ongoing projects including Gibney's untitled doc for HBO; a documentary on The Eagles, produced by Gibney and directed by Alison Ellwood; "Finding Fela!," a doc on the iconic Nigerian singer; and "Park Avenue," as part of the "Why Poverty?" series.
Jigsaw is also developing two original feature films and a mini-series based on Ali Soufan's book "Black Banners."
London-based Content’s film, television and digital divisions will handle international distribution for some Jigsaw projects.
Gibney's docs include sports profile "The Last Gladiators," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer," the Oscar-nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," and the 2008 Oscar-winner "Taxi to the Dark Side."