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Fox TV shows Manners with pact

'X-Files' director/producer to develop series

HOLLYWOOD — Twentieth Century Fox Television apparently is minding its Kim Manners, inking an exclusive multiyear pact with the veteran “The X-Files” director/producer.

The deal calls for Manners to develop TV series for Twentieth and Chris Carter’s Ten Thirteen Prods. while continuing to direct episodes of “The X-Files.”

Manners joined “The X-Files” in the Fox series’ second season, working his way up to supervising producer. He’s produced and directed almost three dozen episodes, including “Home,” “Milagro” and “War of the Coprophages.”

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“Kim is a truly gifted director who has made invaluable contributions to ‘The X-Files,’ ” said Dana Walden, exec vice president at Twentieth Century Fox TV. “We couldn’t be happier that he has agreed to expand his relationship with Ten Thirteen and feel confident that the collaboration will continue to produce extraordinary results.”

Said Ten Thirteen’s Carter and president Frank Spotnitz: “Kim is enormously dedicated and talented as both a producer and director and his vision and hard work have been one of the key factors in building the success of ‘The X-Files.’ ”

Manners is repped by Jerry Kalajian at Becsey Wisdom Kalajian and attorneys Tom Hansen and Ken Richman.

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