9:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Phillip Noyce Inks Overall Deal at 20th TV
Phillip Noyce is putting down roots at 20th Century Fox TV.
The director and his Rumbalara Films Inc. banner has signed a new first-look overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. As part of the deal, Kimberly Hunt has been tapped to serve as vp production at the company.
Noyce most recently directed the pilot and second episode of Fox and 20th TV's upcoming medical drama, The Resident.
The Resident, set to premiere midseason on Fox, hails from writer Amy Holden Jones and exec producer Antoine Fuqua. It stars Emily VanCamp and Matt Czuchry.
"Phillip has been one of our most trusted pilot directors for more than a decade, and this year he directed both the brilliant pilot of our midseason series The Resident as well as its second episode. He brings out the best in his actors and his crew, and he always elevates strong material into undeniable television," 20th TV president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis said. "We're happy to have the first look at any project he and Kimberly put together, as well as continue to utilize his services on The Resident as an executive producer."
Noyce's other projects with 20th TV include 800 Grapes, which was sold as a put-pilot at ABC and hails from writer/EP Julia Brownell and Temple Hill; and Green-Lit, from writer/EP Kevin O'Hare and Divide Pictures.
For her part, Hunt is shepherding development on multiple features that Noyce will be directing. Noyce is repped by WME.