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ABC Pics, Pudney in pact

ABC Pictures, an in-house production unit of the Alphabet web, has inked a two-year development deal with the Gary L. Pudney Co. to develop telefilms and miniseries.

The first project in development under the deal is “The Picture of Dorian Gray” with producer Lisa Demberg. Gary Tieche is the writer.

Pudney most recently produced ABC’s Elizabeth Taylor special “Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life,” “Caesar’s Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration” and “Champions of Magic.”

Pudney has long ties to ABC. He spent 23 years at ABC, eventually becoming VP and senior executive in charge of specials and talent.

“We’re very pleased to be in business with the Gary L. Pudney Co.,” said Didier Pietri, senior VP of ABC Pictures

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