Scout & Bloomberg Docuseries on Airbnb’s Secret Security Team – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Airbnb’s damage control strategy when things go wrong during a vacation stay is to be explored in a docu-series by weird eye producer Scout Productions and Bloomberg Media.
The two companies have teamed up to produce the series, which is based on recent Bloomberg Businessweek coverage – Airbnb spends millions to make nightmares go away, written by Olivia Carville.
The series will examine the company’s overall operating procedures regarding security incidents and criminal activity in some of its more than six million locations worldwide and uncover the high-stakes workload of the secretive and trusted team. Airbnb security.
Through interviews with several former security team officers and more than 20 Airbnb guests and hosts who experienced incidents at listed properties, the series explores how a brand known for its hospitality and comfort developed a security team. elite rapid response to manage vacations that turn into nightmares. Security guards quietly report scammers, defuse disputes between users, support survivors of sexual assault, and help hosts clean up after violent crimes or deaths that occur during a stay.
It will focus on cases ranging from hidden bedroom video cameras to sexual assaults that resulted in million-dollar payments by Airbnb.
Michael Williams, David Collins, Rob Eric and Joel Chiodi serve as executive producers at Scout Productions.
Scout is best known for his reality TV series, especially those from Netflix weird eyeHBO Max Legendary and The hype as well as the next series of fantastic competitions The quest for Disney+. But he has also developed a growing documentary activity with fog of war, Errol Morris’ take on Robert McNamara’s role in Vietnam, HBO Max’s Equalretracing the first LGBTQ heroes and Title IX: 37 words that changed America, which explores the cultural impact of Title IX legislation through NBA and NCAA analyst Candace Parker. He is currently working on Barney the Dinosaur documentaries for Peacock and a Hillsong Church investigation, in partnership with Vanity Fair.
“We were immediately captivated by the story of Olivia Carville investigating one of the world’s most recognized hotel brands, and this partnership with Bloomberg Media will allow us to uncover the truths behind Airbnb’s process to combat the crimes,” said Joel Chiodi, Head of Documentaries and SVP. strategic development at Scout Productions. “This series is a perfect fit for Scout’s documentary slate, which focuses on gripping, authentic and relatable real-life stories.”
“Scout Productions has a strong track record of producing quality documentaries,” said Travis Winkler, head of growth and business development, Bloomberg Media. “We look forward to working with them to tell this important story as a docuseries.”
Scout Productions and Bloomberg Media are represented by WME.