Stewart inks deal with USA

Three years, worth more than $3 mil

R.J. Stewart, executive producer of the syndie action hour “Xena: Warrior Princess,” has inked a three-year deal with USA Networks Studios worth more than $3 million.

Stewart helped develop and wrote the pilot for “Xena,” and he rose from co-executive producer to executive producer along-side Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert.

“Xena” is now the top-rated firstrun syndie action hour, and it averaged a strong 5.9 rating during the February sweeps period.

Stewart also created “Man of the People” with James Garner for NBC, and he worked on “Remington Steele.” His feature credits include “And God Created Woman” and “Major League II.”

His deal was brokered by The Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer Agency and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading