Core Media Group has formed a production partnership with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Prods.Pact calls for development of scripted and unscripted programs as well as original digital content and will cover projects outside of the shingle’s deal with NBCUniversal. Partnerships comes on the heels of Core’s announcement that it has launched a U.K. division with Simon Shaps, former director of television at ITV. “Sean and Todd have very quickly built a remarkable track record, and their passion and enthusiasm for creating content across multiple platforms is perfectly in line with our vision at Core,” said Marc Graboff and Jennifer O’Connell, Core’s prexy and head of U.S. TV division, respectively. Hayes said, “It’s great to be involved with a new company that has as much ambition as we do.” Hazy Mills is responsible for shows including “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Soul Man” and “Grimm.” Last week, NBC picked up a laffer from Sean Hayes to pilot.
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