11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jenna Elfman Inks Talent Deal With 20th Century Fox TV
Jenna Elfman is back in business with 20th Century Fox Television.
The actress has inked a talent holding and development deal with the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Under the pact, Elfman will team with a writer — either on the comedy or drama side — to develop a project in which she will star. The actress-producer is already meeting with writers.
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The deal reunites Elfman with the studio behind her first hit, Dharma and Greg, and her most recent small-screen regular gig, NBC's short-lived White House comedy 1600 Penn, in which she played the first lady.
"She is both a brilliant comedic leading lady and a stunning dramatic actress; she quite frankly can do everything," said 20th executive vp casting Sharon Klein. "Audiences love her and so do we, as our relationship spans from Dharma all the way to 1600 Penn. We could not be more excited to be back in business developing something just for her."
Elfman recently completed production on feature Big Stone Gap, based on the novel of the same name. She co-stars alongside Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. She's repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment and attorneys PJ Shapiro and Matt Johnson.