DERIK MURRAY

Founder, CEO & Director

ABOUT NETWORK

Network Entertainment is a creatively driven boutique film and television production company that develops, finances, and produces award-winning programming for television networks, streaming digital platforms, and movie audiences around the world. 

 

Focused on producing feature documentaries and documentary series, Network celebrates the lives of the world’s most iconic personalities and their enduring legacies and dives deep into fascinating and inspiring cultural topics from the worlds of music, film, comedy, sports, politics, and business. The Network premium brand of content delivers world-class casts, combined with visually cinematic and richly crafted storytelling, which is consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings, and unparalleled media coverage for Network and its partners. 

Network was honored to be shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary for Facing Ali, its first globally distributed feature documentary, on the life of Muhammad Ali. The Company followed this success with the critically acclaimed I Am Bruce Lee, which garnered the highest ratings for a documentary in the history of Viacom, and inspired the creation of Network’s signature I AM brand, a series of premium, intimate feature documentaries that now includes 14 completed films. The I AM slate includes films on Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Chris Farley, JFK Jr., Heath Ledger, MLK Jr., Paul Walker, and Richard Pryor. The I AM documentary franchise features interviews with numerous A-list cast, including: Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Downey Jr., Robert De Niro, Cindy Crawford, Mike Tyson, Lorne Michaels, Adam Sandler, Naomi Watts, Lily Tomlin, Tiffany Haddish, Demi Moore, and many more. 

Network’s past productions include Johnny Cash - American Rebel, with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Sheryl Crow, which debuted on CMT, and the award-winning global seven-part series, Facing, for the National Geographic Channel, profiling history's most iconic figures from Pablo Escobar to Vladimir Putin. 

Recent releases include the electric four-part docu-series PUNK, executive produced by legendary fashion designer John Varvatos and punk pioneer Iggy Pop, featuring American and U.K. punk luminaries including Johnny Rotten, Marky Ramone, Debbie Harry, Flea, and Dave Grohl, which made its U.S. premiere on EPIX; The Age of A.I., an eight-part series in partnership with host and executive producer Robert Downey Jr., which launched on YouTube Originals and has attracted 45 million views and counting; and I Am Patrick Swayze, which became the highest-rated documentary on U.S. cable TV when it was released, premiering to an audience of over two million viewers.

 

Among the Company’s many accolades, Network was named to the Realscreen Global 100 List, an annual compilation of the best global production companies working in the non-fiction and unscripted visual content industry. Network’s work has also been recognized by the Academy Awards, the Emmys, Realscreen Awards, Gemini Awards, Leo Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Docs Film Festival (Silverdocs), San Antonio Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York. 

Network’s broadcast and distribution partners include A&E, AHC, AMC, AppleTV+, Discovery Channel, CBC, CMT, Crave, CTV, Entertainment One, EPIX, Fremantle, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, NBC Peacock, Paramount Network, Sky, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN, Virgil Entertainment, and YouTube Originals. 

Network's offices, production and post production facilities are located in Vancouver and Los Angeles, and the company is represented by ICM Partners. Get in touch.