10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Skydance Inks Film, TV Deal With 'Wakefield' Duo
Skydance Media is expanding its roster of talent.
The independent film and TV studio has signed a multiyear overall deal with Wakefield duo Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn and their Mockingbird Pictures.
Under the pact, the pair will develop film and television projects for Skydance. The deal expands their relationship with the studio, where they are currently teaming with Marti Noxon to adapt Dietland for television. The drama landed at AMC in a competitive situation in October.
“Bonnie and Julie are exceptional people and incredible producers whose boundless energy, incomparable work ethic and collective eye for mining and cultivating creative material are second to none,” said Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer at Skydance Media. “I have known and admired both of them for a long time, and l am thrilled that they have become a part of the Skydance family. I look forward to the number of exciting film and television projects in our collective future.”
Curtis and Lynn first partnered under the Mockingbird Pictures banner after producing 2012's Albert Nobbs. They've produced seven films together, including Life, The Sweet Life and Wakefield. They're additionally teaming with Noxon on her directorial debut, To the Bone, which is set to bow in July on Netflix.
"Walking through this past year with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and their entire team speaks volumes to us about the kind of people they are and the quality of work they want to create. We’re thrilled and grateful for this opportunity,” Curtis and Lynn said in a joint statement.
Curtis got her start as Steven Spielberg's assistant and worked with him for 15 years. Lynn is a former creative exec for Mark Johnson and also serves as a story consultant for Pixar, having worked on films including Up.
The deal expands Skydance's roster of producers, which also includes Noxon, Sam Raimi, Laeta Kalogridis and Michael B. Jordan.