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Fox Television Studios has made an overall deal with Academy Award-winning director and producer Robert Zemeckis and producing partner Jack Rapke to develop and produce original TV shows for cable. Zemeckis -- director of "Forrest Gump," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and the "Back to the Future" trilogy -- formed ImageMovers with Rapke and partner Steve Starkey in 1998. Their first feature was the critically acclaimed "Cast Away," directed by Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. Their other hits include "What Lies Beneath" starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ridley Scott's "Matchstick »

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