Craig Silverstein is hopping from “The Dead Zone” to “The Inside” — with a healthy seven-figure, two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV to boot.
Scribe, most recently a producer on the hit USA Network drama, has come on board as a co-exec producer on “The Inside,” a new drama in the works from 20th for Fox from exec producer Tim Minear.
In addition, Silverstein’s deal has a two-year development component for the scribe to develop, create and produce programming of his own.
“He fits the protoype of the type of writer we want to be in business with,” said 20th Century Fox TV prexy Dana Walden. “He’s a utility player, he can work on a range of series and he has fans at each of the networks. He fits the mold of what kind of writer we’re looking to help us in terms of building our drama roster.”
Silverstein wrote the drama pilot “Confidence” for Fox last year, and 20th became involved in the Lions Gate project due to its director deal with Stephen Hopkins. Work on that project, plus a strong vote of confidence from Minear, led 20th to do a deal with Silverstein, Walden said.
Separate from the 20th deal, WMA-repped scribe is also working on a project at NBC called “Fables.”