The resulting structure gives CJ ENM a majority stake in Fifth Season, while Endeavor retains a 20% stake.
Effective September 7th, Endeavor Content, the film and television producer and distributor behind such titles as the multiple Academy Award -nominated The Lost Daughter, Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth, and 14-Emmy-nominated Severance, has rebranded as Fifth Season.
Fifth Season, formerly known as Endeavor Content, was founded in 2017 comprising several production, sales, and distribution assets within Endeavor, WME, and IMG. Earlier this year the company spun out of Endeavor, finalized a transaction with Korea’s CJ ENM that valued the business around $1 billion, and positioned Fifth Season, as it is known today, as an independent studio. The resulting structure gives CJ a majority stake in Fifth Season, while Endeavor retains a 20% stake. Therefore, this strategic rebrand is a “natural evolution of Fifth Season’s autonomy and strength, and its position as a major independent studio, delivering more than 30 series and films a year and producing more than $1 billion of projects over the coming calendar year,” says the rebranded company.
The name Fifth Season comes from Eastern medicine, which recognizes a fifth season, a celebratory time of harvest in late summer. The company’s new logo is a mosaic of glyphs, with each glyph embodying a unique quality or facet of the company’s ecosystem and its beliefs and ideals. The combination of these glyphs reflects how Fifth Season believes its value is made by the sum of its many creative relationships and partnerships and that its principles are a key part of its identity. The index of glyphs will continue to evolve with the company as it expands its partnerships, geographies, businesses, and culture.
Fifth Season’s upcoming projects include the final installment of See for Apple, starring Jason Momoa; 80 for Brady, starring Tom Brady, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin; the second in the film franchise Book Club 2: The Next Chapter; Alma Har’el’s Lady in the Lake starring Natalie Portman for Apple; and The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Amazon’s first Australian original, starring Sigourney Weaver.