Media Rights Capital

Media Rights Capital
  • 2006 (film)[1]
  • 2008 (television)[1]
Founder Modi Wiczyk
Asif Satchu
Headquarters United States
Area served
Key people
  • Modi Wiczyk (co-CEO)
  • Asif Satchu (co-CEO)

Media Rights Capital (MRC) is an American independent film and television studio founded by Mordecai (Modi) Wiczyk and Asif Satchu. MRC specializes in the creation of premium content. It has full in-house development, physical production, legal, finance and corporate development teams. MRC has distributed its films through many major domestic and international distributors in the industry.

MRC’s investors include Guggenheim Partners, AT&T, WPP Group, Goldman Sachs and ABRY Partners.[2][3]


Film projects



Television projects




The CW's Sunday night programming

Media Rights Capital was also responsible for programming the CW's Sunday-night lineup during the 2008–2009 season through a time-leasing arrangement. The first shows to air included the reality show In Harm's Way and the dramas Valentine and Easy Money.[12] Each show had an initial order of 13 episodes.

On November 10, 2008, Media Rights Capital canceled two of the four shows it produced for The CW. (Both Valentine and Easy Money were put on hiatus with skeleton crews while more scripts were written.) It was expected that MRC would deliver two replacement shows in their place.[13] The CW decided instead to take back control of its Sunday night schedule after the MRC block from the beginning trailed the ratings of CW's Sunday night the year before by a considerable margin.[14][15][16] The network then decided to return the Sunday timeslots to its affiliates as of the 2009-10 season.[17]

Digital projects

MRC has produced digital projects with many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Nike, Google, Procter & Gamble, Burger King, and Johnson & Johnson. MRC's longest-running digital series is the animated program titled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, with original characters created by Seth MacFarlane, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad! The series generated over 100 million online views and received a Webby Award in 2009;[18] has been distributed through Google, YouTube, Tremor Media and Hulu; and has been released on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Other MRC digital projects include the following:


  1. 1 2 "About MRC". Media Rights Capital. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. Bond, Paul (2013-02-13). "Media Rights Capital Raises $175 Million to Co-Finance Movies". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  3. Shaw, Lucas (2014-05-06). "Guggenheim Invests $240 Million in 'House of Cards' Producer Media Rights Capital". The Wrap. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  4. "22 Jump Street". Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  5. Babel at the Internet Movie Database
  6. "Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'One Percent' Gets Series Order At Starz". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  7. "JK Simmons To Star In Starz Drama Series From 'The Imitation Game' Director". Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  8. "Netflix Picks Up Jason Bateman's Drama Series 'Ozark' From MRC". Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  9. "Showtime Developing Novel 'Super Sad True Love Story' with Ben Stiller Directing (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  10. Andreeva, Nellie (2015-06-05). "Damián Szifrón Sci-Fi Limited Series In Works At MRC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  11. Fleming Jr., Mike (2016-02-22). "'The Witch' Helmer Robert Eggers To Write, Direct Rasputin Miniseries For MRC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  12. "MRC Unveils Four Shows for CW Sunday". Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  13. Finke, Nikki. "MRC cancels two shows on the CW".
  14. CW Takes Back its Sunday Nights, Sets "Jericho" Reruns, TelevisionWeek, November 20, 2008
  15. CW Dumps MRC Sunday Nights, Broadcasting & Cable, November 20, 2008
  16. Carter, Bill (November 20, 2008). CW Says It Is Retaking Control of Its Sunday TV Lineup, The New York Times.
  17. de Morales, Lisa (2009-05-21). "For Fall, CW Brings On the Suds -- and Vampires". The Washington Post.
  18. "13th Annual Webby Awards Announce Online Film & Video Winners" (Press release). Webby Awards. May 5, 2009.
  19. March 2009
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