10:25am PT by Kate Stanhope
'People v. O.J. Simpson' Writer and Producer D.V. DeVincentis Inks Overall Deal With FX
FX is locking in another member of The People v. O.J. Simpson team.
Writer D.V. DeVincentis, who won two Emmys for the anthology series, has signed an overall TV production deal with FX Productions, it was announced Monday.
Under the pact, DeVincentis will develop, write and produce television projects for all platforms. The deal does not cover his film projects, which include writing Haunted Mansion for director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ryan Gosling, as well as an adaptation of the '70s cult television classic, The Night Stalker, for star Johnny Depp and director Edgar Wright.
In addition to taking home an Emmy for best limited series as part of the producing team behind The People v. O.J. Simpson, DeVincentis won an Emmy for writing the episode, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia." He is set to return for the upcoming second season of American Crime Story, which will focus on Hurricane Katrina.
“We had a great experience working with D.V. on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX Networks and Productions' president of original programming Nick Grad said. “His ‘Marcia, Marcia, Marcia’ episode of O.J. was one of the most memorable episodes of television this year. He’s an exceptionally talented writer-producer and will be a great partner with FXP.”
Added DeVincentis: “FX’s mission is to make content rooted in ideas and culture as much as entertainment, and I’m flattered and gratified that they would see me as a partner in that light."
DeVincentis, whose other credits include Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.
The deal comes days after FXP also signed People v. O.J. Simpson executive producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to an overall deal.