'Meat Loaf' man gets multiyear telefilm/series pact
Producer-writer-director Jeff Freilich has forged a multiyear telefilm and series development deal with Paramount Television Group’s network television division.Freilich, who recently executive produced the VH1 telefilm “Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back,” will produce and develop for Par. He also recently scripted the final leg of the three-part series “Naked City” for Showtime. “Jeff’s contributions have been enormous. We look forward to our continued association and the development of future projects with him,” said Par network TV division veep of longform programming Tom Russo.