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Sony won’t renew James L. Brooks’ deal

Writer-director has had overall deal since 1990

After two decades together, Sony Pictures is letting go of “As Good as it Gets” writer and director James L. Brooks.

Studio has declined to renew its pact with the filmmaker and his Gracie Films banner. Brooks and Sony have had an overall deal since 1990.

Sony declined to comment on the reason behind the split. Brooks most recently helmed “How Do You Know” for the studio, which was seen as an expensive disappointment.

Brooks will maintain a development fund at Sony, where he produced “Jerry Maguire” and directed, wrote and produced “I’ll Do Anything.”

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