Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci's Olive Productions Inks First-Look TV Deal With Entertainment One

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The shingle recently completed 'Final Portrait,' an indie film starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer that bowed in Berlin.

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur's Olive Productions has signed a first-look TV deal with Entertainment One.

The multiyear deal will see eOne serve as the studio for and control worldwide rights to TV projects produced under the new partnership. New York-based Olive Productions earlier produced the Emmy-nominated web series Park Bench, hosted by Buscemi on AOL.com, and A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY for HBO.

"We're excited to be in business with John Morayniss, Pancho Mansfield and the team at eOne. We found a globally minded studio partner that shares our commitment to bold, strong, irreverent characters," Arthur said in a statement.

Two recent Olive Productions projects are Final Portrait, an indie movie written and directed by Tucci starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer and Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut, set to be released in May by Imagination called Paint It Black, starring Janet McTeer and Alia Shawkat.

The deal was hammered out by Carolyn Newman, vp scripted programming at eOne Television.

Olive Productions and Arthur are represented by WME. Buscemi is represented by WME and The Gotham Group. Tucci is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content.

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