The Duplass Brothers Explain Why They’re Jumping Into the Ad World With the Creative Shop Donut

Indie filmmakers think they're the perfect fit for brands

(L. to r.) Mark Duplass, Charlie Leahy, Nigel Lopez-McBean and Jay Duplass join forces in Donut. Nathan M. Miller

Over a decade ago, Mark and Jay Duplass made waves in the independent filmmaking world with their down-to-earth, low-budget approach. Now the brothers behind HBO’s short-lived Togetherness and the upcoming anthology comedy Room 104, as well as films like Blue Jay for Netflix—they’re prolific—are moving into the ad space with Donut, a new Los Angeles-based creative shop that will produce branded entertainment.

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This story first appeared in the May 1, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@KristinaMonllos kristina.monllos@adweek.com Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.
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