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'Jane the Virgin' Director Inks Overall Deal at CBS TV Studios
Jane the Virgin director Brad Silberling is staying put at CBS TV Studios.
News of his overall deal comes just a day after The CW announced the critically acclaimed dramedy, which he also executive produces, was granted a full season order. Silberling helmed the pilot for CW's sophomore entry Reign, too, also at CBS TV Studios.
More recently, Silberling directed the half-hour Amazon pilot Down Dog, with Bob Cooper producing. The half-hour entry centers on a surfer (Bad Teacher's Josh Casaubon) devoid of ambition and described as a Peter Pan who has been sliding through life on his charisma, charm and good looks. He is forced to take life seriously when he's left in charge of his ex-girlfriend's yoga studio.
On the feature side, he directed City of Angels, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and wrote and directed Moonlight Mile.
At CBS TV Studios, he joins Jane the Virgin showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, who inked a new deal there earlier this year. Silbering is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Hansen Jacobsen.
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