‘Carey’s’ Williams, Disney TV ink pact

Lona Williams, a co-executive producer of “The Drew Carey Show,” has inked an exclusive three-year overall deal with Walt Disney TV worth an estimated $6 million.

Williams, who is ankling “Drew Carey” at the end of next season, will develop and produce new TV projects for Disney, which will also have first-look rights to feature and other media projects.

Under a previous deal at Warner Bros. TV, Williams served first as a co-producer and then as supervising producer on “Drew Carey” from 1995 until earlier this year, when she was named co-exec producer.

She also previously worked as a co-producer on “Bless This House” in 1995, and she was a writer on Touchstone TV’s “Hardball” for Fox in 1994. On the feature side, Williams wrote New Line Cinema’s “Dairy Queens.”

The deal was made by David Neuman, president of Walt Disney TV, and UTA’s Jay Sures and Sue Naegle.

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