BiteSize is the creation of Mevio chairman and CEO Ron Bloom and producers Gene Kirkwood and Ross Elliot, whose Kirkwood-Elliot Productions banner will supply films for theatrical release. The new company aims to become "a modern, vertically integrated entertainment studio that spans multiple platforms," according to a release, including everything from short films and series to feature-length content that can be leveraged using Mevio’s pre-existing online network. BiteSize plans to produce four to six big-budget films per year, a slate of micro-budgeted features and a raft of web series for both studio and indie distribution.
Kirkwood ("Rocky," "The Pope of Greenwich Village") and Elliot have optioned the rights to the Vanity Fair article “Untangling Rebekah Brooks” by Suzanna Andrews, and they have partnered with Odenkirk-Provissiero Entertainment and Mary Jane Skalski on “Girlfriends Day,” which will star Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, David Koechner and Fred Armisen. Written by Odenkirk and Eric Hoffman, “Girlfriends” is aiming to shoot this summer.
BiteSize is based in Los Angeles, where it is building a studio at the W Hotel in Hollywood, and it plans to have satellite offices in New York, Miami, London and San Francisco.