Welcome to Mike The Pike Productions!

As an entertainment company, we source and acquire entertainment intellectual property toward development and production with studio partners toward film and television projects for theatrical/VOD distribution as well as streaming outlets such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple+, Disney+, Hulu, Paramount+, and Peacock to name a few.

We currently have ownership and/or participation in film/tv rights to a number of properties currently, including Vampirella, Children of the Night, Wish, and others soon to be announced!

Join us on this exciting journey as we create, inspire, and entertain together. Together, we can redefine what it means to be a fan and shape the future of entertainment.


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Values we share
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Meaningful Work Comes From The Heart

Everything we do at Mike The Pike is approached with a sense of childlike enthusiasm for the human experience.  We approach what we do with curiosity and wonder to cultivate stories and experiences that are both timeless and transcendent.

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Uncompromising Integrity

It’s true impact that begets sustainable profits, which is why we focus on developing each project with top creative, finance, and studio partners who share our core values and stated mission for each project.

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Transcendent Creations

We are dedicated to developing captivating films, series, and other content that not only entertains, but resonates with audiences in ways that can be both deeply personal and universally relatable at once.

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Our Team

Our team has proven experience in development, packaging, finance, production, and distribution. Our team has enjoyed notable achievements in the industry using a proprietary process to identify, option and/or purchase established, and many times undervalued, Intellectual Property (books, graphic novels, screenplays, articles).

We then work and partner to develop, package, finance and/or license the material as a high quality, screen adaptation (film, television, etc.) with opportunities to enjoy credits, fees, royalties, bonuses and ancillary revenue participation (merchandising, spin-offs, etc.) in a number of verticals.
Mark Newbauer
CEO & Producer
Mark graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he studied filmmaking, screenwriting and producing. He spent considerable time at Chicago’s famous The Second City, writing, directing, and improvisational acting. As writer and producer of Dreamkiller, his short film won ‘Best of the Fest’ for historical fiction at the New York International Film and Video Festival concurrent to his work servicing talent and literary clients at BRS/The Gage Group. Newbauer formed Mike The Pike Entertainment, a subsidiary of Arowana Media Holdings. He successfully identifies, negotiates, and acquires rights to prominent intellectual property to present day with titles such as Vampirella (Dynamite Comics), Wish, Ella Clah, and Graeme Reynolds’ celebrated werewolf trilogy, High Moor. Newbauer recently produced the sci-fi/horror thriller ‘Beyond White Space’, starring Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Wrath of Man, Lights Out).
Rich Angell
An independent producer based in Cleveland, OH, Rich has produced or consulted on numerous Rich Angell is an independent producer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has produced or consulted on numerous feature films over his 10- year career including Sophomore, starring Patrick Warburton, and After, starring Kathleen Quinlan, Diane Neal, and Pablo Schreiber. Angell founded a state-of-the-art production studio in a 4 million square foot former Kodak facility. He is a former board member of the renowned George Eastman Museum and has a Masters degree from the University of Rochester. Angell has been instrumental in securing prominent pieces of intellectual property such as Vampirella, Wish, Ella Clah, and Graeme Reynolds’ celebrated werewolf trilogy, High Moor.
Jon Levin
Strategic Alliance; Advisor
Over the past four decades, Levin has forged one of the most respected careers in the Hollywood community. After graduating with honors from USC Law School, Jon worked for the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for 38 years as a business affairs executive and motion picture and television literary agent. In 2017, he became Fourward’s Head of Motion Picture and Television Development and Production Divisions, and is now producing under his label Sustainable Imagination, and with Arowana Media’s Mike The Pike Entertainment. Jon is notably known for his specialized representation of iconic and compelling intellectual property from novels, graphic novels, comic books, and foreign films to life rights and his work in the animation, science fiction and fantasy, and historical and biographical worlds. He has packaged such diverse films and tentpole franchises such as: Miss Doubtfire, Midnight Run, Murder on the Orient Express, Ice Age, Hook, Little Miss Sunshine, Shrek, Mars Attacks!, and more.
Brandon Milostan
Strategic Alliance; Entertainment Counsel
Brandon Milostan is a member of Greenberg Glusker’s entertainment group where he negotiates entertainment deals for emerging and established actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, social media influencers, financiers and distribution and production companies. He works on traditional theatrical motion picture, television, and SVOD deals and applies this knowledge and background to an industry that is constantly reshaped by new media sources and emerging technologies. He ranked in the top 12 of his law school class and was recognized as a 5-time Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award Winner. Having completed his undergraduate and law school education at UCLA, Brandon, is a loyal UCLA football season ticket holder.

How Our Process Works


We believe in the power of collaboration and consultation. We understand that every project is unique and requires a tailored approach.

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive consultations to bring quality content into the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.


We strive to push boundaries, explore new ideas, and deliver innovative and compelling experiences. Our team of talented creators and industry experts work tirelessly to bring forth exciting and entertaining projects that resonate with our fans.

Through our commitment to developing content our fans and audiences will love, we aim to shape the future of entertainment and provide unforgettable experiences for all.


Through our expertise in intellectual property and content creation, we are committed to bringing unique and compelling stories to life.

Our development process involves meticulous planning, and creative collaboration to ensure that every project we undertake exceeds expectations. We are passionate about exploring new ideas, nurturing talent, and staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving entertainment industry.


Our team of talented creators and storytellers have poured their hearts into developing these assets, ensuring that they are of the highest quality and will leave a lasting impact on our audience. We believe that these IP assets will not only entertain and engage our fans, but also open up new opportunities for expansion and growth for Arowana Media.

We are grateful for the support and enthusiasm of our fans, and we can't wait to embark on this exciting journey together.

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