Cooper signs overall deal with studio
Bob Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment shingle has sealed an exclusive overall deal with Fox TV Studios.Deal continues Cooper’s relationship with Fox TV Studios, where the production company had a previous pact. Under the one-year deal he’ll continue to produce new projects for the studio. Cooper and Landscape also have a put pilot deal in place at Fox. “Bob’s accomplishments in the feature and TV worlds speak eloquently for themselves, and we’re excited to be working with him as he focuses in on the TV series business,” said Fox TV Studios scripted programming chief David Madden. Cooper said he was looking to develop “edgy, character-driven projects in both the comedy and drama genres” for Fox TV Studios. Cooper hired Sara Harmelin in August to serve as director of TV at Landscape. Before that, she was manager of TV development at Silver Pictures TV. She also spent several years at FX. Also serving as a consultant for Landscape this development season was Vertikal Entertainment’s Marla Ginsburg (“La Femme Nikita”). Landscape developed several projects this season, including “Fast Forward,” a drama from Ginsburg and scribe Neena Beber, at Fox; half-hour laffer “The Martini Kid,” from scribes Don Woodard and Tom Maxwell, also at Fox; and an NBC comedy from Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen. A former HBO Pictures prexy, TriStar Pictures topper and DreamWorks head of production, Cooper launched Landscape in 2003. Company produced the upcoming Billy Bob Thornton feature “Mr. Woodcock,” and most recently was behind the film “John Tucker Must Die.”
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