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Eva Longoria is staying put at 20th Television.
The actress, producer and director has re-upped a three-year, first-look deal with the Disney Television Studios unit. Her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has several projects in the works with the studio.
“Three years ago Dana Walden welcomed me into the 20th family, recognizing everything I was trying to do as a director and producer. 20th Television and Disney Television Studios have consistently supported our vision to ‘produce with purpose,’ to bring authentic Latinx stories like ABC’s Grand Hotel to life and show that stories of diversity behind and in front of the camera belong in our living rooms,” said Longoria. “When Craig Hunegs and Carolyn Cassidy took the reins of the studio last year, their forward-thinking, passionate approach to making television got me even more excited. With Jen Gwartz and her fantastic drama and comedy teams by our sides, we are thrilled to extend this partnership and look forward to continuing to shine our spotlight on underrepresented stories.”
UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, headed by Longoria and producing partner Ben Spector, recently sold a drama called Chicano to ABC, based on the novel by Richard Vasquez. The company also has another project (Bridges) at ABC and drama Before I Forget in development at Amazon, among others.
“Eva and Ben’s passion for championing meaningful stories, especially those of underrepresented voices and communities is something we believe in deeply at 20th, so we jumped at the chance to extend our relationship with them,” said 20th TV president Carolyn Cassidy. “They are driven producers with a keen eye, good taste and great work ethic and we are thrilled UnbeliEVAble remains housed within our studio.”
Longoria is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen.
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