2:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content Ink First-Look Deal With Conde Nast Entertainment
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have signed a first-look deal with Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE). Under the pact, the companies will develop and produce scripted series. Also, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content will be given an opportunity to join CNE in producing the scripted projects already in progress.
CNE’s television division had eight television series sold or renewed in 2017, including Netflix’s docuseries Last Chance U, which is in its third season on the streamer; Vanity Fair Confidential on Investigation Discovery, which has been picked up for a fourth season; and the GQ digital short Most Expensivest with 2 Chainz, which was picked up by Viceland as a full-length series. The company also sold five scripts this development season, including an Untitled Bobby Bowman project, an original scripted comedy for ABC, an Untitled Mark Goffman/Morgan Spurlock project at CBS, a CNE original scripted drama and an Untitled Church of Chili’s project at NBC.
In addition, CNE’s movie division produced the critically acclaimed feature Only the Brave, which was distributed this fall by Sony domestically, with Lionsgate handling international. In 2018, CNE will release The Old Man and the Gun, which is being distributed by Fox Searchlight with Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek attached to star. The features division also has three films targeted for production next year, including King of the Jungle starring Johnny Depp.
“Condé Nast is an incredible force with many celebrated brands and we look forward to an exciting, creative partnership together,” said Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV.
“Condé Nast is one of the most esteemed brands in publishing, a true literary powerhouse, with a treasure trove of incredible IP that makes for amazing stories,” added Steve Golin, founder and CEO of Anonymous Content.
“Anonymous Content and Paramount TV have developed and produced an impressive slate of critically acclaimed, successful series through their existing first-look deal and Jon Koa and I are very pleased to be working with Amy, Steve and their respective teams,” said Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment. “Many of the TV series and movies we produce at CNE come from Condé Nast’s library of iconic brands, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New Yorker and Wired, to name a few, and we believe that joining with Anonymous Content and Paramount TV in this first-look deal will create a compelling partnership for all of us in the scripted arena.”