Kennedy/Marshall Co. signs with CBS TV Studios

Robert Zotnowski joins banner; deal includes CBS pilot commitment

CBS TV Studios has inked a two-year overall deal with film vets Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

Deal includes a pilot commitment from CBS.

In conjunction with the CBS TV Studios pact, Robert Zotnowski has joined Kennedy/Marshall to help spearhead TV development. Zotnowski spent 11 years with CBS as a programming exec before exiting in 2009 to run TV development for Stars Road Entertainment.

“Kathleen and Frank are the type of producers you dream about having on your roster. They have it all — commercial success, artistic acclaim and a passion for attracting and working with the best creative talent in the business,” said David Stapf, prexy of CBS TV Studios.

Kennedy/Marshall has ventured into TV on the longform side in recent years. The banner produced the 2010 HBO telepic “A Special Relationship,” and it’s developing two other projects at HBO: “Wikileaks,” with helmer Charles Ferguson and scribe Rowan Joffe; and “Legacy of Ashes,” with David Simon and Ed Burns. Marshall also directed the 2010 ESPN docu “Right to Play.”

“We’re eager to expand our opportunities in television and we look forward to working with Les Moonves, Nina Tassler, David Stapf, and everyone at CBS,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy and Marshall are repped by CAA and attorney Alan Hergott.

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