We are storytellers, and we love the stories we tell.
Adaptive Studios is a first-of-its-kind content creator that reimagines previously abandoned intellectual property from studios, production companies, agencies and estates for engagement across a wide range of digital platforms.
Our mission is to find the best way to deliver engaging, reimagined content to our audiences.
Abandoned IP doesn’t imply inferior quality material. Adaptive partners with Hollywood studios to cheaply and efficiently go through their libraries, pulling out projects that can be restored on digital outlets and marketed to audiences through reimagined, franchise-worthy material including films, television series, novels, graphic novels, web series, branded properties, and more.
Securing the orphaned content from feature film studios, award-winning playwrights and bestselling authors, Adaptive works to create new value in these revitalized projects while allowing our studio partners to significantly participate in our success and reformat for a more traditional, film/TV version.
Adaptive Studios utilizes digital outlets as a distribution medium and platform to build alternative audiences and create buzz throughout strategically-targeted communities.
Adaptive Studios’ founding partners are established industry veterans and have the knowledge and relationships to secure high-quality film studio partnerships and spot high-quality content. Most recently, Adaptive uncovered and secured the underlying rights to the highly acclaimed television series Project Greenlight, which follows first time film-makers given the chance to direct a feature film. Adaptive has since reimagined the format of Project Greenlight, repackaged with A-list talent and along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Miramax Films, has sold the series to HBO.
Perrin Chiles (Chief Executive Officer & Founding Member) is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer with a background in private equity, finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to launching Adaptive, Chiles founded In Effect Films to produce socially-conscious documentary films such as the Oscar Short-Listed and Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical and the award-winning Splinters. Before moving to Los Angeles, Perrin worked at Elevation Partners, a leading media and entertainment fund, and Silver Lake Partners, a premier technology private equity fund. Perrin graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics & History.
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TJ Barrack (Chief Operating Officer, President & Founding Member) has produced, written, and directed a number of award winning documentary films focused on the action sports world as a co-founder of Little House Productions. Since that time he has worked for the private equity firm Colony Capital, focusing on entertainment based investments. He served as Operations Director at Miramax, for which Colony is a primary investor. TJ graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English.
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Marc Joubert (Head of Business Development & Founding Member) was the Senior Vice President of LivePlanet, the production hub for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Marc served as producer on the Emmy-nominated series Project Greenlight, and producer on the feature film Running the Sahara. He was the executive producer on the multiplatform Race to E3 for MTV and XBOX Live; co-producer on the feature films First Descent for Universal and Feast for Dimension; and associate producer on The Battle of Shaker Heights for Miramax Films. Marc graduated from Lake Forest College in Illinois.
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Marshall Lewy (Chief Creative Officer & Partner) is a critically acclaimed writer and director whose films include the 2012 Sundance selection California Solo and Blue State. As a screenwriter, Marshall adapted the New York Times’ best-selling book Born to Run, to be financed and produced by LD Entertainment, and The Untitled Santiago Morales Project for Ocean Size Pictures. Marshall has also written for the Huffington Post and contributed to the NPR radio program This American Life. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Marshall worked in feature film development and acquisitions for Fine Line Features. Marshall received his MFA in directing from Columbia University and graduated from Harvard University with a BA in History & Literature.
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Rob Forster (Business and Legal Affairs & Senior Vice President) is a corporate attorney with a wide-ranging legal background spanning the entertainment, finance and real estate industries. Rob has worked for two national law firms, a Wall Street investment bank and a major Hollywood studio prior to coming to Adaptive. Rob received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
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Hayden Cullen (Brand Manager) has worked in several areas of the entertainment industry, gaining insight from both the management and agency ends of the spectrum. He worked directly under the CEO of a boutique record label, Surfdog Records, and then moved on to work for the Vice President of Concerts/Lifestyle at ICM Partners. Hayden graduated from the University of Oregon.
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Brittany Turner (Digital Marketing Director) has worked in digital strategy and social media management at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and YouTube multichannel network Maker Studios. Prior to working in entertainment, she was a copyeditor for Column Five Media, an infographic design firm. Brittany graduated from Harvard University with a BA in History & Literature.
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Casey Gates (Social Media Manager) has been promoting artists, small businesses, and entertainment projects through social media for the past several years. She’s also had the opportunity to work with a Fullscreen YouTube channel creating weekly original content, brainstorming campaigns, and engaging with a growing audience. Working at Adaptive provides her with the perfect mix of utilizing her social and marketing skills while participating in the world of storytelling. Casey graduated from Rutgers University and continues her artistic studies at Stuart Rogers Studios.
Stephen Christensen (Associate) has worked in development at several production companies including Appian Way Productions, Disruption Entertainment, The Montecito Picture Company, and Langley Park Productions. Most recently, he worked in the Production Acquisitions Department at Paramount Pictures. Stephen graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing.
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