11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Temple Hill Moves From ABC Studios to 20th Century Fox TV
Temple Hill is on the move.
The production company behind Fox's Rosewood and ABC's Revenge has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Additionally, former Xbox Entertainment Studios' vp creative Albert Page has been brought in to head Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey's TV division. Together, the trio will develop new projects for the studio. Page takes over for former Entertainment One exec Larry Gilbert.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Temple Hill team to run their television department," said Page, who will handle all development and production for the company. "Their track record in film is unparalleled and I am excited at the opportunity to cultivate their TV business in the same way.”
The move for Page comes after Xbox abandoned its plans to get into the scripted original business. Before that, Page was senior vp development and production at Mandeville Films and Television, where he helped develop The Proposal and The Fighter.
For Temple Hill, the deal extends its relationship with the studio behind Fox's Morris Chestnut medical drama Rosewood.
"Marty and Wyck are incredibly talented producers, with a history of identifying great storytelling and talent," 20th president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis said. "We're thrilled to bring their passion for undeniable television to the studio. Their laser focus and ability to break through the clutter in such a crowded marketplace makes this a perfect partnership."
The company next has David E. Kelley's Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes in the works with Sonar Entertainment attached as a co-producer and Jack Bender attached to direct. The novel revolves around a psychopath who drives his Mercedes into a crowd and the retired cop who makes it his mission to bring him down. A network is not yet attached.
Temple Hill — who produced the Twilight franchise, The Maze Runner trilogy and The Fault in Our Stars, among others — launched its TV division in 2010. It had been based at ABC Studios for the past four years. Temple Hill is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.