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Helmer sets up two-year first-look deal

“Win Win” writer-director Tom McCarthy has set up a two-year first-look deal with OddLot Entertainment, covering film, TV and all media outside of McCarthy’s acting work.

OddLot will provide overhead and development fund for McCarthy. The banner’s looking at McCarthy’s next directorial project as the first project to fall under the new deal. McCarthy and Kate Churchill, his director of development and production, will be based in New York. Sierra/Affinity will rep foreign sales on all films OddLot develops and produces with McCarthy as director, producer or writer.

McCarthy’s resume includes writing and directing “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor” and story credit with Pete Docter and Bob Peterson on Disney’s “Up.” Acting credits include “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Syriana,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” “Meet the Parents” and “Little Fockers” along with being featured in the final season of “The Wire.”

OddLot principal Gigi Pritzker said, “Tom is a real visionary and talent. His passion and intelligence comes through in his work.”

McCarthy said of OddLot: “Their proven mission of supporting artists while providing creative freedom is exactly what I was looking for in a partner.”

OddLot was a producer on “Drive” and it’s in pre-production on “Ender’s Game” based on Orson Scott Card’s novel about the resistance to an extraterrestrial alien invasion. Gavin Hood will direct, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will co-produce with OddLot’s Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough, along with Card and Lynn Hendee. Digital Domain is also a producing partner with Summit, which will release the pic in 2013.

The deal was negotiated by McCarthy’s reps at Gersh and attorney Andrew Hurwitz of Schreck Rose and by OddLot’s Aaron Michiel.

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