Weinstein Co. Signs First-Look TV Deal With 'Marco Polo' Director Alik Sakharov

Alik Sakharov - H 2015
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Alik Sakharov - H 2015

Sakharov most recently directed episodes of 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Game of Thrones.'

The Weinstein Co. has inked a first-look deal with Marco Polo director Alik Sakharov.

Under the new pact, the helmer, who most recently directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Marco Polo, will develop original ideas for television to both direct and produce. He will also continue to be involved in The Weinstein Co. and Netflix series Marco Polo, returning to direct additional episodes in the second season.

Sakharov also has served as director of photography on several feature films, and a number of TV programs including HBO's The Sopranos, Rome and Sex and the City. He won an Emmy for cinematography in 2007 for the Rome episode “Passover."

"I spent a great deal of time with Alik on the set of Marco Polo and watched him work closely with the actors," said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Co. "He is incredibly talented, has a unique vision and we are thrilled to keep him in the TWC family for both our television division and potentially for feature films."

Sakharov is repped by Paul Alan Smith of ESA.