An ambitious idea turned reality when industry vets Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager launched a unique production company in 2007 — Den of Thieves
Today, Den of Thieves boasts some of the entertainment industry’s most elite production credits. Most notable, is DOT’s involvement in producing the MTV Video Music Awards for the past thirteen consecutive years. DOT is also the producing force behind some of the industry’s most recognizable live televised events including: the E! People’s Choice Awards, the Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour concert film for Netflix, the iHeartRadio Music Awards for Turner Broadcasting, the Radio Disney Music Awards on Disney Channel, The Gong Show on ABC, the Peabody Awards, and Ken Jeong’s Netflix comedy special You Complete Me, Ho directed by Jon Chu.
Den of Thieves has also produced American Idol Season 13 on FOX, MTV Movie Awards, CMT Music Awards, Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution on FOX, Key & Peele’s Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central, the multi-network broadcast of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief in September 2017 which raised over $64 million dollars, and the March For Our Lives rally in March 2018.
Working in tandem with Jesse and Evan are Executive Producers Jordan Barrow, Barb Bialkowski, and Jared Morell. Bialkowski is an integral part of DOT’s live events strategy, both as a development executive and showrunner. She has produced a wide variety of projects including the MTV Video Music Awards, E! People’s Choice Awards, E! Live From the Red Carpet, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, CMT Music Awards, and March For Our Lives. Barrow and Morell head up non-scripted development and production at the company. They have produced a wide variety of DOT projects including: ABC’s The Gong Show, Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho, Mike Epps: Only One Mike, and Nikki Glaser: Bangin’, in addition to Greatest Party Story Ever on MTV, Chasing Destiny with Kelly Rowland on BET, and The Chainsmokers: Memories documentary for Apple.