Category Archives: Film and TV Deals

Michael Mann Inks Massive Book Deal With HarperCollins

HarperCollins won a multi-house auction to serve as the publisher of Michael Mann Books, the publishing imprint founded by the Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer earlier this year.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Inks First-Look Deal With Paramount


Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has landed a three-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. The deal marks a shift for DiCaprio, who previously had a long-standing deal at Warner Bros.

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Bold Gets Into The Superhero Game With Pick Up Of Spec “Samaritan”

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Bold Films is moving into the realm of superheroes with their pick up of Bergi F. Schut’s Samaritan. The genre bending spec is set in the aftermath of a superhero’s supposed disappearance and follows a young boy who discovers a shocking secret about that final battle.

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Anne Hathaway’s Alien Comedy “The Shower” Looking To Land At Warner Bros.

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After signing on to produce and star in the sci-fi action-comedy The Shower, Anne Hathaway is now in final negotiations to set the project up at Warner Bros.

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New Line Picks Up Action-Comedy From Dwayne Johnson And Will Gluck

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New Line has emerged as the winner of a fierce battle between three studios for an untitled action-comedy vehicle for Dwayne Johnson, to be written by Dave Callaham and directed by Will Gluck.

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Universal Looks To Expand The “Fast And Furious” World

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Universal may be expanding one its most valuable franchises. In addition to the three upcoming installments of the Fast and Furious that have already been announced, a series of spinoffs could be next.

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{Exclusive} “Littlest Pet Shop” Movie In The Works At Hasbro

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Another long-standing toy franchise is headed for the big screen, as Hasbro is in development with a Littlest Pet Shop movie. The film follows a teenage girl who, after moving above a pet shop in a city, develops the power to speak to animals.

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Jon Stewart Inks 4-Year Deal With HBO

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Jon Stewart has only been away from his desk at The Daily Show for a few short months, but today it was announced that the comedian has penned a 4-year deal with HBO. Under the new pact, Stewart will create exclusive short-form digital content for HBO NOW and HBO GO.

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Martin Scorsese Extends Deal With Paramount Through 2019


Filmmaking legend Martin Scorsese isn’t slowing down any time soon. Today, Paramount CEO Brad Grey announced that Scorsese has extended his overall deal with the studio through 2019. Paramount also confirmed a new biopic is in development for Scorsese to direct.

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Morgan Creek Is Selling Off Some Of Its Library And Rebooting A Select Number Of Titles

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With an injection of cash, Morgan Creek could be set to remake a select few of its old titles, while taking on some riskier new features. Do we want to see another Ace Ventura?

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Reese Witherspoon And Bruna Papandrea Ink 2-Year TV Deal With ABC Studios

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Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce exclusively broadcast television series under their Pacific Standard banner. Witherspoon and Papandrea will bring in a dedicated TV executive to work with Pacific Standard’s creative executive Jeanne Snow.

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“PAPER TOWNS” Writer John Green Signs First-Look Deal With Fox 2000

The hugely popular YA writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns has a new deal with Fox 2000

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Temple Hill Entertainment Inks Two-Year Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment has just signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and has named Albert Page head of the division.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Under The Dome” Scribe Caitlin Parrish & Erica Weiss Ink 3-Year Deal With Warner Bros TV

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Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss have signed a three-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television to option their original pilot, Red Line

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Peter Chernin Leaves Fox TV, Inks TV Deal With NBC Universal

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The influential producer has signed a two year overall deal with NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, which allows the company to develop amongst Universal TV’s roster of writers and producers, while still being able to also produce independently for cable and streaming outlets.

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Duplass Bros. Ink New Overall Deal With HBO

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Under the deal, the brothers will will develop and produce series projects for the premium cable network via their Duplass Brothers Television offshoot.

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“Veronica Mars” Creator Rob Thomas Inks Deal With Warner. Bros. TV

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Thomas will continue to work with his “Veronica Mars” team of producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge on the future projects that Spondoolie develops. The deal will also involve Thomas overseeing other writers and series creators for the studio.

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“Scrubs” Creator Bill Lawrence Inks Deal With Warner Bros. TV

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Lawrence has created the hit series “Scrubs”, “Spin City” and “Cougar Town”. He is ranked as a top showrunner on the WBTV roster, along with Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti.

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“Simpsons” Writer Donick Cary Inks Deal With CBS Studios

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Starting off as a writer for “Late Show With David Letterman” in 1993, Cary has written for a number of television series, including “The Simpsons”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Lil’ Bush”, “Bored To Death” and “New Girl”.

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“Empire” Showrunner Ilene Chaiken Signs Deal With 20th TV

FoxThis deal will allow Chaiken to develop new content for the studio, while continuing to helm the massive hit series “Empire”. The ratings of the series throughout the first season managed to increase every week, which is highly unusual for a television series.

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Warner Bros. Signs Blind Script Deal With “Mr. Malcom’s List” Author Suzanne Allain

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Warner will now give Allaine a deal that includes two screenplays. Her first screenplay was a romantic comedy, but that may not be the genre of her two offerings that she will submit to Warner.

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“Drunk Wedding” Director Nick Weiss Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

ABCThe two year deal will see the up and coming filmmaker creating new content for the company, while allowing him to step in to write and direct for already existing properties. Weiss has written and directed the upcoming indie comedy Drunk Wedding.

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“Two and a Half Men” Star Jon Cryer Set To Produce Content For Warner Bros. TV

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He is set to develop new content for the studio, along with his wife and business partner Lisa Joyner. The pair will produce under their Discount Sushi Productions banner. Warner TV has agreed to sign for a two year deal.

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“Lost” Co-Creator Damon Lindelof Renews Deal With Warner Bros. TV

The co-creator of the HBO series “The Leftovers” has renewed his deal with Warner Bros. Television.

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Wes Craven Inks First Look Deal With Universal Cable Productions

The “Nightmare On Elm Street” and “Scream” director is set to have new television projects in the works.

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“The Walking Dead” Comic Creator Signs First Look Deal With Universal

Robert Kirkman has inked a one year first look film deal with Universal.

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Michael De Luca Signs First Look Deal With Universal

The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” producer has signed a three year first look deal with Universal.

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Weinstein Company TV Division Being Sold To ITV In Major Deal

The Weistein Co. and ITV are working out a deal that could be worth up to 950 million dollars.

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“King Of Queens” Star Kevin James Returns To TV With New First Look Deal With Sony

The “Paul Blart” star will make a return to television, where he got his big break with “The King Of Queens”.

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Rachel Winter Closes First Look Deal With A&E Studios

The “Dallas Buyers Club” producer will create content for A&E Studios.

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