Cap Gun hires big gun in LA for original content

Cap Gun Collective is going all out for multiplatform original content, based on its previous success with a webseries playing on The Onion’s site and director Alex Fendrich  winning the 2012 Comedy Central Competition.

To lead its content expansion in Los Angeles, Cap Gun, led by EP/co-founder Matt Abramson in Chicago, brought aboard a heavy hitter in cable network programming:  William Hamm, its new executive producer/original content for Cap Gun TV.

Hamm’s appointment the result of furthering Cap Gun’s creation of original content, “always a main focus,” Abramson says.

“We have been balancing that with our commercial work, and as we’ve grown, it has become more challenging to spearhead development.  At the same time, our original work has gotten some great attention.

Hiring Hamm was ideas for both. “Bill has a deep understanding for the current content landscape and the platforms that fit our projects. His knowledge and experience from working on the network side provides us a huge strategic value,” Abramson adds.

Hamm says his passion is finding great ideas and bringing them to quality-hungry audiences.  “I am excited about taking Cap Gun’s innovative IP and finding perfect homes within broadcast, basic cable, pay and emerging digital networks.”

Hamm moved to Cap Gun’s LA offices Oct. 29 from Starz Media where he’d been EVP/original production and development, overseeing all TV show development for Starz Media and production for Starz Channels.

Hamm was also creative consultant to Starz Toronto and Film Roman animation studios.  

Earlier, he’d been an executive with Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, Universal Television, ABC Television, Granada TV and Tribune Entertainment and has been a driving force behind many of the industry’s most successful and acclaimed series.

Cap Gun Collective, which opened in LA in the Whitehouse offices last year, will move next month to its own  production offices at 1265 S. Cochran in the mid-Wilshire neighborhood. 

Cap Gun is part of a group of Whitehouse Post companies that includes Gentleman Scholar and Carbon VFX, in Chicago, London and New York.  It was founded in Chicago in 2009 by EP Matt Abramson, Fendrich, and producer Kaitlyn Parks.