Scout Productions — David Collins, Michael Williams, And Rob Eric
If part of your self-care routine during this rocky year has been binging episodes of Queer Eye on Netflix or discovering HBO Max’s reality series about drag houses, Legendary, then you have Scout Productions co-founders David Collins, Michael Williams, and chief creative officer Rob Eric to thank. The team behind the juggernaut reboot of the queer makeover series isn’t stopping there. This September, Scout Productions launched a documentary unit after the company received orders for the four-part docuseries Equal (HBO Max), about the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and Get Real for Quibi, about the rise of reality TV.
“I’m a producer in title on many scripted, unscripted, and doc projects, but first and foremost I’m a storyteller,” Collins says of his work. ”I’m especially interested in people who are unable or haven’t had the opportunity to share – whether it’s the marginalized communities in Legendary, the unsung LGBTQ activists in Equal, or the individual heroes of each Queer Eye episode.”
“Whether it’s the story of five gay men helping out a straight man and realizing their differences mean less than their similarities or celebrating the unique LGBTQIA+ family structures of ballroom culture, each story we tell at Scout should push a social dialogue forward,” Eric adds…