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Writer/producer Matt Nix could be pushing into broadcast with a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios. Nix previously had a deal with just Fox TV, which primarily covered cable, since 2008. Twentieth Century Fox Television chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, and Fox Television Studios President David Madden jointly announced the deal on Thursday. Also read: ‘Burn Notice’ Postmortem: Creator Talks Series Finale, Its Emotional Death and a Spinoff “Matt is that rare find in television: a gifted creator, writer, showrunner, producer and director, as well as a genuinely good person. ‘Burn Notice’ is not only the. »
- Jethro Nededog
Matt Nix, the creator and executive producer of USA’s long-running “Burn Notice,” has signed a new overall deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios for both broadcast and cable.
The deal, which was announced today by Twentieth Century Fox Television chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman and Fox Television Studios president David Madden, comes at a busy time for Nix. He also created USA’s new drama “Complications” and co-created the upcoming Billy Crystal-Josh Gad FX series “The Comedians,” which he is exec producing with Larry Charles and Ben Wexler. Other items in development include an HBO series and several feature film projects.
Nix has had a overall deal in place with Fox Television Studios since 2008 that primarily focused on cable properties. His credits also include creating the cop comedy “The Good Guys” with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks and writing a “Burn Notice” TV movie. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Deal calls for Conde Nast to bring projects for network and cable outlets to the studio and its Fox 21 cable unit.
Ostroff (pictured), the former programming chief of Lifetime, Upn and the CW, has headed Conde Nast Entertainment since 2011. The deal with 20th TV gives the studio a pipeline to developing projects that tap the editorial resources of Conde Nast magazines, which include Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Vogue and Details. The studio partnership brings Conde Nast access to top-tier creatives and the infrastructure needed to produce and fund scripted development.
At present, Conde Nast Entertainment has three unscripted series ordered for cable: Investigation Discovery’s “Vanity Fair Confidential”; Ovation’s “The Fashion Fund”; and Syfy’s quiz show “Geeks Who Drink.”
The principals in the deal emphasized that »
- Cynthia Littleton
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