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Universal Television has re-upped its first-look deal with producer Danielle Claman Gelber.
A former Wolf Films and Showtime executive, Gelber has been at Universal since 2016. Her company, Acoustic Productions, develops both scripted and unscripted projects for the studio.
“Danielle has played an instrumental role in the development of many extremely popular series over the course of her career,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Television. “We’re thrilled that she’ll be staying at UTV and bringing us more great projects.”
During her tenure at Universal, Gelber has developed romantic drama Long Distance with Bates Motel‘s Kerry Ehrin and Freddie Highmore, and Life After with Midnight, Texas co-creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
Gelber joined Universal TV after five years as head of development at Wolf Films. During that time, she served as an executive producer on Chicago Fire, and spinoffs Chicago PD and Chicago Med.
She was svp for original programming at Showtime from 2002-2011, helping develop and oversee such shows as Weeds, The Big C, The L Word and Episodes. Prior to that, Gelber was svp for drama series at Fox, working on some of the network’s signature shows like The X-Files, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Ally McBeal.
Gelber is repped by attorney Jared Levine at Morris Yorn.
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