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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. Under the deal, Temple Hill will develop new series for the studio. The shingle most recently produced Fox’s pilot Rosewood, which received a series order and is set to premiere this fall.
As part of the announcement, Bowen and Godfrey released a joint statement: “Wyck and I are excited to expand our television business with Dana, Gary, Jonnie and everyone at Fox. With the addition of Albert to our team, we are confident that we can take our TV business to the next level.”
Temple Hill previously had a deal with ABC Studios, where they produced Revenge for four seasons, before the series received the axe just this past spring.
Regarding the deal, Fox TV’s president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis stated: “Marty and Wyck are incredibly talented producers, with a history of identifying great storytelling and talent. We’re thrilled to bring their passion for undeniable television to the studio. Their laser focus and ability to break through the clutter in such a crowded marketplace makes this a perfect partnership.”
Temple Hill is next teaming with Sonar Entertainment to produce the series Mr. Mercedes, which is based off of the Stephen King novel of the same name. TV veteran David E. Kelley is scripting the adaptation, with Jack Bender helming.
Before joining Temple Hill, Page served as an executive at Xbox Entertainment Studios. Prior to that position, he was SVP Development and Production for Mandeville Films and TV, producing hits such as The Proposal and The Fighter.
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