Deal comes as shingle promotes slew of execs, fields numerous pics

Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps banner has closed a three-year overall first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, where Levy has been based since 2005.

Additionally, 21 Laps has announced a slew of promotions, with Dan Levine named president, Billy Rosenberg upped to senior VP, Dan Cohen to VP, Will Rack to director of development and Katie Baron to creative executive.

“Shawn’s boundless energy, ambition and effortless creativity make him the perfect partner. We are lucky he continues to call Fox his home,” said Emma Watts, prexy of production at Fox.

21 Laps’ upcoming releases include Levy’s Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy “The Internship,” which Fox will release June 7. Company is also bringing James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” to Sundance, where it will premiere in competition next month. Pic, which stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, was produced by 21 Laps, Tom McNulty and Andrew Lauren.

21 Laps has several projects in development at Fox including “Night at the Museum 3,” which will serve as the final installment in the billion-dollar franchise; “Sesame Street” and “Fancy Nancy,” the latter of which will be co-produced by Levy’s “Date Night” star Tina Fey; John Hamburg’s “Brother From Another Mother,” Anne Fletcher’s “Alone For the Holidays” and Jonathan Tropper’s script “Kodachrome.” Levy is attached to direct “Fantastic Voyage,” which he’s producing with James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment, as well as Nick Stoller’s script “Project Aloha,” which Levy will produce with stars Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill.

21 Laps is also developing pics outside of Fox, such as Lisa Cholodenko’s Disney pic “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” with Steve Carell attached to star, and “The Story of Your Life,” which Nic Mathieu will direct from a script by Eric Heisserer.

Levy is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

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