Former NBC chief signs two-year deal
Warren Littlefield is staying put at ABC Television Studio.
Former Peacock entertainment division chief has inked a two-year overall deal with the Disney-owned studio. He’ll continue to develop and exec produce series projects, maintaining his offices on Disney’s Burbank lot.
Andy Bourne remains head of development for the Littlefield Co.
Littlefield’s new deal comes a few months after the exec-turned-producer quietly inked with CAA for representation in all areas. He previously had gone without agency representation.
“Warren has been a great asset to us at the studio,” said ATS exec veep Julia Franz. “We love his taste in writers, and his ability and desire to do the heavy lifting during the development process is a huge value to us.”
Reup comes during a season in which Littlefield finds himself in the unusual position of not having any pilots in contention for next season. It was that lack of activity that, in part, prompted him to sign with CAA.
“If I’m going to spend the overwhelming majority of my time focused on television, it’s unacceptable for me to not be making product,” he said. “I just said to myself that something had to change.”
Littlefield said he met with several tenpercenteries before ultimately choosing CAA, saying he favored its team approach to agenting. He also had a connection with CAA agent Brian Pike, who once served as a drama development exec under Littlefield.
Before jumping into production, Littlefield spent 21 years at NBC.
He moved to ATS (then Touchstone) in July 2005, having previously spent four years at Paramount. His credits as a producer include the UPN laffer “Love, Inc.,” the WB comedies “Do Over” and “Like Family” and the Fox hour “Keen Eddie.”
Littlefield said that even though he doesn’t have any pilots in the works now, he’s got several things “on the on-ramp” for early development.