Celotta keeping office at NBCU


"The Office" writer-producer Jennifer Celotta has inked a new two-year overall deal with series producer NBC Universal TV Studio.

Under the seven-figure pact, Celotta will continue as a co-executive producer on the Emmy-winning NBC comedy while also developing new projects for the studio.

"Jen is a fantastic person and a tremendous writer," NBC Uni TV senior vp comedy programming Shelley McCrory said. "She's become an invaluable player on 'The Office,' and we're thrilled by the opportunity to remain in business with her."

Under her previous deal with NBC Uni TV, Celotta joined "Office," a co-production between the studio and Reveille, in the 2005-06 season as a consulting producer. She was upped to a co-executive producer at the beginning of this season. She most recently penned the "A Benihana Christmas" episode, which was directed by Harold Ramis.

"I'm so thrilled to be back working with Shelley, (vp comedy) Vernon (Sanders) and the very talented writers on 'The Office' -- and relieved," Celotta said. "I lost a ton on Virginia Tech this weekend."

As a member of "Office's" writing team, Celotta won a WGA Award this year for best comedy series.

Before joining NBC Uni TV in 2005, Celotta worked on such series as Fox's "Malcolm in the Middle," "Greg the Bunny" and "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," NBC's "Happy Family" and ABC's "Two Guys and a Girl" and "Home Improvement."

She is repped by ICM and attorney Jared Levine.