'Breaking In' co-creator to develop new projects for the studio
Multihyphenate Seth Gordon plans to continue his juggling act of TV, features and docu projects now that he has inked a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV.Gordon is already in biz with the studio as the co-creator and exec producer of “Breaking In,” the Fox laffer that had a remarkable resurrection last month after being canceled in May. He’s also an exec producer on a new Sony TV comedy in development at Fox with his “Breaking In” co-creator Adam F. Goldberg. Gordon’s pact covers his services on the two Fox comedies and also calls for him to develop new projects for the studio. Gordon has had a busy year, coming off the release of the New Line/Warner Bros. comedy “Horrible Bosses,” which he helmed, and his work as an exec producer on docus “Undefeated,” about an underdog high school football team in Memphis, and “Make Believe,” about a competish among teen magicians. Gordon is developing a redo of “WarGames” at MGM. He has also just promoted his longtime lieutenant Mary Rohlich to development exec, working with him on projects outside of his Sony TV pact. Gordon has moved freely between film and TV as his profile as a helmer has grown. He began his career in the docu grassroots as a producer and helmer on such projects as “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” and “Freakonomics.” In addition to “Breaking In,” he has also helmed segs of “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Community” and “The Office.” Gordon is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and the law firm Sloane Offer.
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