eOne Inks First-Look Deal With 'Behind the Music' Producers

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'Behind the Music'

Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez will bring their reality TV expertise to the Canadian producer's expanding alternative programming development pipeline.

Canadian producer Entertainment One has struck a first-look deal with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez and their Creature Films banner.

The multiyear agreement will see Ford and Lopez pact with eOne to develop and produce unscripted programming. The Canadian producer earlier moved deeper into alternative programming with separate first-look agreements with reality producers Kevin Healey, Riaz Patel and Ben Bitonti.

The Creature Films deal was unveiled by Tara Long, senior vp alternative programming at eOne Television. "We have strategically built out eOne Television’s alternative programming business in a way that supports our partners and serves as a creative home for top producers to innovate, and we are proud to forge this partnership with Creature Films," said Long in a statement.

Ford and Lopez's producing and showrunning credits include MTV’s Laguna Beach and Taking the Stage, VH1’s Behind the Music, Bravo’s Kandi Factory and the upcoming There Goes the Motherhood series.