MoJo Global Arts is a production and management company fusing the talents, resources, projects and film experience of producers Morris Ruskin (Glengarry Glen Ross, The Signal, The Man From Elysian Fields, to name a few) and Joseph Mellicker (Equal Means Equal). The production division has over fifty projects in development, including film, television, documentaries, and foreign language productions, with a number of these already set up with studios and major production companies, including a documentary about Shari Lewis currently in production, a documentary about Gene Wilder in post, and the doc titled No Ordinary Life premiering on CNN on September 5. The feature The Swearing Jar premiered at TIFF in 2022, and Night of the Hunted is in post. Morris and Joseph executive produced Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford, and released worldwide by Sony. MoJo’s management division represents writers, directors, actors, and production companies from all over the world, including Latin America, Africa, the U.K., Canada, Spain, France, and of course the US.
Executive Producer of Equal Means Equal, Ladies in Black, The Jazz Griots and The Requiem Boogie.
Producer / Manager
Executive Producer / Head of Sports
Founder / Producer
Latin production background, works with early stage of development issues and management, and execute the creatives affairs of the company.
Director of Development
3-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Noted actor and author, Created a personal skin care line, Named one of People’s “Sexiest Men Alive”.
Actor / Author
August 17, 2022
TIFF Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Lineup: ‘Aftersun,’ ‘EO’ Among Toronto Premieres
Cannes sensation "Aftersun," which went to A24, stars Paul Mescal. The lineup additionally includes features from more than 50 countries.
August 10, 2022
Rhea Seehorn’s Emmy-Nominated Short-Form Series ‘Cooper’s Bar’ Lands Second Season at AMC Networks
AMC Networks has renewed the Emmy-nominated short-form series “Cooper’s Bar” for a second season, while Acorn TV — AMC Networks’ streamer devoted to British and international fare — has given a Season 2 renewal to “Harry Wild,” starring and executive produced by Jane Seymour.
June 13, 2022
‘Art Of Love’ With Esai Morales And ‘Tigertail’s Kunjue Li Lands At Samuel Goldwyn Films; Watch Trailer
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Art of Love, the romantic drama from writer-director Betty Kaplan that stars Esai Morales and Tigertail‘s Kunjue Li. It will now be released in domestic theaters and on digital July 22.
January 14, 2022
‘Iron Family’ Trailer; Acquisitions By Freestyle, Comedy Dynamics, Oscilloscope & Kino Lorber; Full Frame Festival Grant; Color Congress Launch – Film Briefs
Deadline has the first trailer and teaser scene from Patrick Longstreth’s documentary Iron Family, which is set to make its world premiere at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival. The Unstoppable Feature Documentary follows Jazmine Faries, a 32-year-old young woman with Down syndrome who is obsessed with soap operas, Barbie dolls, and Matthew McConaughey.
August 11, 2021
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop Documentary Set at White Horse Pictures, MoJo Global Arts (EXCLUSIVE)
Beloved American ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her popular sock puppet Lamb Chop will be the subject of a new documentary feature from White Horse Pictures and MoJo Global Arts.“Shari & Lamb Chop” will be directed by Emmy-nominated Lisa D’Apolito, director of “Love, Gilda,” the documentary about the late Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner.
August 13, 2020
Probamos que estamos listos para dar el paso a contenido premium y que Ecuador es una potencia en producción: Arturo Yépez de Touché Films
YouTube Originals y Touché Films, la casa productora detrás de Enchufe.tv (el canal de comedia en castellano de YouTube #1 del mundo), presentaron Mortal glitch, una miniserie de cinco episodios de aventura recreada en el mundo del videojuego Hero’s legend y que debutará el miércoles 2 de septiembre en la plataforma.
The Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2019
Oscars: South Africa Selects 'Knuckle City' for International Feature Film Category
South Africa has selected Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's Knuckle City as its submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.
February 19, 2020
The Top 35 XR Installations Of 2019
Mechanical Souls directed by Gaëlle Mourre and produced by Serendipity Films between the top 35 XR installations of 2019 accordign to Forbes magazine.
August 17, 2022
Chi Energy: Get to know ‘Montreal Girls’ director Patricia Chica
Patricia Chica is here to break the mold. The director has practiced a new method of filmmaking called Chi Energy, which utilizes state of the art techniques and mind strategies to help bolster the quality of production.
July 14, 2022
Gravitas Ventures Takes Rights To Romantic Drama ‘The Swearing Jar’ Starring ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’s Adelaide Clemens
Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to Lindsay MacKay’s romantic drama The Swearing Jar, starring Adelaide Clemens (Under the Banner of Heaven), Douglas Smith (Don’t Worry Darling), Patrick J. Adams (Prime Video’s A League of Their Own) and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner (The White House Plumbers). The Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company has slated the film for release on 20 screens in major markets across the country on September 23.
May 29, 2022
Migrants stranded in Mexico perform opera to dramatize their experiences
October 5, 2021
Inspirational Women In Hollywood: How Director Sassy Mohen Is Helping To Shake Up The Entertainment Industry
Sassy Mohen’s innovative and bold, confident style has emerged as a pioneer in the genre of female-driven comedy. She has written, directed, produced, and edited multiple award-winning films, TV Pilots, Music Videos, Commercials, Specs, and Web series. Her latest comedy satire on real-world events, FEAR ACTUALLY was released to rave reviews and won three BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR AWARDS. FX Network tapped her for their online web channel, THIS IS AOK, to write, direct, produce and edit their online comedy shorts.
May 5, 2021
Adelaide Clemens, Patrick J. Adams, Douglas Smith, Kathleen Turner Starring in ‘The Swearing Jar’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Adelaide Clemens, Patrick J. Adams, Douglas Smith and Kathleen Turner will star in “The Swearing Jar.” The musical romance will be directed by Lindsay MacKay (“Wet Bum”) from a script by Kate Hewlett (“Malory Towers”), who adapts her play of the same name. David Hewlett (“The Shape of Water”) and Jade Ma (“Zero Chill”) round out the cast.
October 11, 2020
Endemol Shine Boomdog Teams Up with Ecuador’s Touche Films- Enchufe.tv (EXCLUSIVE)
Comedy sells. With that adage in mind, Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has teamed up with Ecuador-based Touché Films, the driving force behind the hugely popular Latin American YouTube channel, enchufe.tv.
August 03, 2020
South African Oscar submission ‘Knuckle City’ finds US home (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker’s new production and management company MoJo Global Arts has licensed US rights on last season’s South African Oscar submission
Knuckle City to Showtime.
May 31, 2019
Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment to produce doc series about Youth Racing School with MoJo.
Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is to produce a documentary series about a youth racing school that teaches kids motorsports after striking a deal with nascent production and management company MoJo.
August 29, 2019
MoJo Global Arts picks up North American sales rights to TIFF selection 'Knuckle City' (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin and Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s new production and management company MoJo Global Arts will launch North American sales in Toronto on festival selection and boxing drama Knuckle City.
May 13, 2019
MoJo Variety announcement
Shoreline Entertainment CEO Morris Ruskin and Filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman have formed MoJo, a new production, finance and management company. Variety has learned exclusively.
August 9, 2022
CNN slates female photojournalist doc “No Ordinary Life” for Labor Day
CNN has scheduled a new documentary from CNN Films celebrating female photojournalists, No Ordinary Life, to premiere on the network on September 5.
Le Film Français
June 30, 2022
Franck Khalfoun achève le tournage de "Night of the Hunted"
April 28, 2022
Gene Wilder Doc Set at White Horse Pictures, Library Films (EXCLUSIVE)
White Horse Pictures, the production company behind recent documentaries about the Beatles, Lucille Ball, and the Bee Gees, is producing another look at a legendary entertainer: Gene Wilder. The documentary is produced in association with Sobey Road Entertainment and Harlem Hollywood. White Horse partners Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa serve as executive producers alongside Mojo Global Arts’ Morris Ruskin and Joseph Mellicker.
October 19, 2021
Pregnancy During COVID Is Documented in HBO Max’s ‘Single Mother by Choice’ Trailer (Exclusive Video)
The film uses star Selina Ringel’s real-life 2020 pregnancy to tell a fictional story.
April 9, 2021
Colombia’s ‘When in Venice’ to Bow Simultaneously in Theaters and VOD in Various Countries (EXCLUSIVE)
In a bid to explore new avenues of distribution, Colombian-German-Italian co-production “When in Venice,” by Colombian director-producer Juan Zapata of Zapata Filmes, will bow simultaneously May 13 in theaters in at least eight countries and be available worldwide on VOD and TVOD platforms.
May 20, 2020
'Rebelion de los Godinez' explores classic corporate politics in over-the-top comedy and makes for a fun watch
Netflix's latest Spanish movie revolves around one employee's fight to outwit his oppressive seniors through a series of hilarious and dramatic events
September 16, 2019
MoJo Global Arts unveils slate of Latinx, jazz films (exclusive)
Morris Ruskin and Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s new Los Angeles-based production and management company MoJo Global Arts has unveiled a slate of three projects featuring a Latinx comedy, a Jazz documentary, and an epic TV project about Harlem.
September 9, 2019
MoJo Global Arts, 2btube, Touche, Strike Strategic Alliance
Los Angeles-based MoJo Global Arts, former Shoreline Ent. CEO Morris Ruskin’s newly-minted production-management venture, has struck a strategic alliance with top Spanish-language group 2btube and its subsidiary Touché Films.