Doug Robinson has left Happy Madison and signed a four-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television under his newly-formed production company Doug Robinson Productions, the Tracking Board has learned.
Robinson has been a part of the Sony family since 2002 , having worked for years alongside Adam Sandler at Happy Madison. With his new company DRP, Robinson will be focusing on developing both drama and comedy for broadcast, cable and streaming networks.
Robinson has been a steady supplier to Sony, having had at least one show on the air for the last 11 years, and delivered two successful comedy series that have gone into syndication with CBS’ Rules of Engagement and ABC’s The Goldbergs. Recently picked up for two more seasons, the latter series will hit 100 episodes this year and start its national syndication run on Sept. 11 on Tribune stations.
Joining Robinson at his new shingle is veteran film producer Alison Greenspan, who spent years working alongside Denise Di Novi. Greenspan is known for bringing beloved female-driven films to the big screen, from YA tear-jerker If I Stay to the adaptations of the bestselling books The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me.
At DRP, Greenspan will focus on launching a slate of dramas, as well as supporting Robinson’s efforts to expand the company’s existing comedy brand. Happy Madison executive Matt Mosko is also joining DRP to focus on comedy.
Along with Happy Madison, Robinson will continue to executive produce The Goldbergs under DRP.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief