Reunites with former scribe partner Aronson
HOLLYWOOD — Regency TV has sealed a two-year overall deal with producer-writer Mike Langworthy to produce half-hour programs for the studio.
Pact, pegged in the low seven figures, reunites Langworthy with former writing partner Pete Aronson, who recently inherited the presidency at Regency.
Langworthy and Aronson had been working under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television, where the two exec produced the WB laffer “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.”
“When I came over here, I let people know I would be intent in finding a home for Mike,” Aronson said.
Besides Langworthy, Regency also has a deal with “Malcolm in the Middle” creator Linwood Boomer and recently signed a new pact with “Malcolm” director Todd Holland (Daily Variety, Sept. 13).
“I’ve known Mike for about 10 years,” Aronson said. “Obviously, I have tremendous faith in his ability as a producer and showrunner. He’s a very talented, very intelligent, calm, showrunner. That’s something all too rare in this business.”
Aronson said he plans to pair Langworthy with a number of premium script deals the studio has in the works.
“Mike’s is the only overall deal we have available to start developing immediately,” Aronson said, noting that Boomer and Holland are still occupied with “Malcolm” duties, while Holland also has other projects already in the works.
“I can pair him up with people who are not at the showrunner level yet,” he said.
Langworthy is repped by UTA and attorney Jeff Blye of Del, Shaw, Blye & Moonves.