NEW DEAL: Condé Nast Entertainment has inked a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television for three scripted TV projects.
The agreement, which is the first of its kind for CNE, will allow the entertainment division to develop and produce scripted broadcast shows for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Cable projects will be developed and produced for Twentieth’s cable production arm Fox 21.
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Commenting on the partnership and her friendship with CNE president Dawn Ostroff, Dana Walden, chairman and chief executive office of Twentieth Century Fox Television said: “My professional and personal relationships with Dawn have spanned the past two decades. Creating a business opportunity together now that she’s at Condé Nast—a brand we’ve long admired—was a huge priority for us both. We think this partnership has incredible potential.”
Ostroff added: “Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 have a true commitment to quality storytelling that has resulted in some of the most popular and acclaimed television today. Pairing that with CNÉ’s incredible archive of rich storytelling and iconic brands as source material is a powerful combination.”
This year, CNE will have three series on the air, including, “Vanity Fair Confidential” on Investigation Discovery, “The Fashion Fund” on Ovation and Wired’s “Geeks Who Drink” on Syfy. CNE said it sold over ten series pilots to broadcast, cable and digital networks this year.
As for the Fox deal, Gina Marcheschi, vice president of scripted television for CNE, will manage that partnership. CNE was represented by CAA and attorney Sam Fischer.