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Media Rights Capital (also known as MRC) is an American independent film and television studio founded by Mordecai (Modi) Wiczyk and Asif Satchu. MRC specializes in the creation of premium content. It has full in-house development, physical production, legal, finance and corporate development teams. MRC has distributed its films through many major domestic and international distributors in the industry. MRC's best-known productions include House of Cards and several films by Universal Pictures.MRC’s investors include Guggenheim Partners, AT&T, WPP Group, Goldman Sachs and ABRY Partners.

On February 1, 2018, Eldridge Industries formed Valence Media, a new media company consisting of Media Rights Capital, The Hollywood Reporter, Clark Productions (owned by Paramount Enterprises), and Billboard.

on April 30, 2020, Media Rights Capital's founder Modi Wiczyk announced that MRC will distribute films internationally.

Film projects by MRC

Television projects



  • House of Cards (2013–2018) for Netflix: five seasons, 65 episodes made (as of May 2017).
  • Blunt Talk (2015-) for Starz: two seasons, 20 episodes made (as of December 2016).
  • Ozark (2017-) for Netflix: one season, 10 episodes made (as of July 2017)


The CW's Sunday night programming

Media Rights Capital was also responsible for programming The CW's Sunday-night lineup during the 2008–2009 season through a time-leasing arrangement. The first shows to air included the reality show In Harm's Way and the dramas Valentine and Easy Money.[7] Each show had an initial order of 13 episodes.

On November 10, 2008, Media Rights Capital cancelled two of the four shows it produced for The CW. (Both Valentine and Easy Money were put on hiatus with skeleton crews while more scripts were written.) It was expected that MRC would deliver two replacement shows in their place.[8] The CW decided instead to take back control of its Sunday night schedule after the MRC block from the beginning trailed the ratings of CW's Sunday night the year before by a considerable margin.[9][10][11] The network then decided to return the Sunday timeslots to its affiliates as of the 2009-10 season.[12]


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  9. CW Takes Back its Sunday Nights, Sets "Jericho" Reruns, TelevisionWeek, November 20, 2008
  10. CW Dumps MRC Sunday Nights, Broadcasting & Cable, November 20, 2008
  11. Carter, Bill (November 20, 2008). CW Says It Is Retaking Control of Its Sunday TV Lineup, The New York Times.
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