3 Ball Entertainment is one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming for broadcast, cable and digital/OTT platforms. Fully independent, the company employs more than 225 people in a state-of-the-art, 40,000 square-foot facility in Manhattan Beach, California.

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3 Ball’s long-running hit series include Bar Rescue for Paramount Network; My Cat from Hell for Animal Planet; LA Hair for WE tv; annual ratings winner Kitten Bowl for Hallmark Channel; and Extreme Weight Loss for ABC (which airs as Obese in 130 countries). The company also produces Facebook Watch’s interactive talent competition series World’s Most Amazing Dog, and currently has a range of unscripted series and specials in development for networks including CBS, FOX, Discovery, Paramount, Travel, A&E, FYI, CNBC, Food, E!, Oxygen and WE tv.

 

Other long-running, genre-defining franchises from 3 Ball include the worldwide hit Beauty and the Geek (six seasons on CW); the ground-breaking For Love or Money (four seasons on NBC); as well as NBC’s Age of Love; I Used to be Fat and Kingin’ with Tyga for MTV; Flying Wild Alaska for Discovery; Breaking Bonaduce, The Pick-Up Artist and Scott Baio is 45 and Single for VH1; Unan1mous for FOX; Hammer Time for A&E; Fourth and Long for Spike; Groomer Has It for Animal Planet; and the series that started the company, Endurance, which ran for seven seasons on Discovery.

 

3 Ball Entertainment was originally founded in 2001 as 3 Ball Productions, which was acquired in 2006 by Eyeworks, one of the world’s largest independent production groups comprised of 16 companies across continental Europe, Scandinavia, South America, New Zealand, Australia and the US, where the company was known as Eyeworks USA. The rebranding of Eyeworks USA to 3 Ball Entertainment – officially launched in January 2015 – followed Warner Bros.’ 2014 acquisition of the Eyeworks group of 15 international production companies, excluding the US.

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In a career spanning two decades, Ross Weintraub has overseen hundreds of series for broadcast and cable television, both domestically and internationally, and more than $700 million in production.

He currently serves as CEO of 3 Ball Entertainment, one of the industry’s preeminent producers of unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital/OTT platforms.

Prior to this, he was chief operating officer of Eyeworks USA – the company’s previous iteration under its ownership by Eyeworks Group – where he launched and ran its international distribution business, and served as managing director. (Eyeworks was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2014, with Eyeworks USA rebranded as fully independent 3 Ball Entertainment in January 2015). Weintraub originally joined the company in 2006.

As CEO, he shepherds numerous 3 Ball Entertainment series, including Bar Rescue for Paramount network; World’s Most Amazing Dog for Facebook Watch; My Cat from Hell for Animal Planet; and Kitten Bowl for Hallmark Channel, with a variety of projects in production and development for networks such as CBS, Paramount, Discovery, History, Animal Planet and others. Meanwhile, Weintraub and 3 Ball have also recently teamed with unscripted television veterans to launch two new production banners, Jeff Jenkins Productions and Parabolic Films.

During his tenure, Weintraub has managed such iconic franchises as The Biggest Loser (first 11 seasons produced by 3 Ball) and Beauty and the Geek (six seasons on MTV), as well as series including For Love or Money and Age of Love for NBC; I Used to be Fat for MTV; Flying Wild Alaska for Discovery; Breaking Bonaduce, The Pick-Up Artist and Scott Baio is 45 and Single for VH1; Unan1mous for FOX; Hammer Time for A&E; and Fourth and Long for Spike (now Paramount Network).

Prior to 3 Ball, Weintraub was responsible for finance and operations for Nash Entertainment, which produced more than 100 hours of programming annually.

Ross Weintraub

Chief Executive Officer

Ronak Kordestani

President

Jennifer Snitko

Senior Vice President

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