11:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
FX Inks First-Look Deal With 'Django Unchained' Producer Stacey Sher
Stacey Sher is getting into business with FX.
The Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction producer and her production company, Shiny Penny, have signed a two-year first-look deal with the cabler, which will cover all projects developed for FX Networks. Her TV credits include AMC’s upcoming martial arts drama Badlands, which she is currently producing, and Comedy Central's Reno 911, on which she served as an executive producer for all six seasons.
“Stacey is a fearless storyteller whose remarkable run of feature films show a willingness to approach challenging topics with unflinching honesty and considerable artistry,” said FX president of original programming Nick Grad. “We look forward to working with Stacey and her team to build on this success and develop exceptional television for the FX Networks.”
Sher is currently producing The Hateful Eight, her third collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, and an untitled John Wells project, both of which will be released by The Weinstein Co. this fall. Her independently financed feature adaptation of the 2007 Oscar-winning documentary short Freeheld will be distributed later this year by Lionsgate. Sher also produced Zach Braff’s Garden State and three films with director Steven Soderbergh: Contagion, Erin Brockovich and Out of Sight.
Shiny Penny also includes executive vp Coco Francini, associate producer of The Hateful Eight and co-producer of Braff’s Wish I Was Here. In addition, Emily Levitan has joined the production company as creative executive.