Recent USC Film School grads Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson are cashing in on that pricey diploma with a three-picture pact with Miramax’s genre arm, Dimension Films.
Miramax co-chairman Bob Weinstein signed the team to a writing-directing gig that will have the two co-writing screenplays for Derrickson to direct. They are currently in discussions about specific projects at Dimension.
The duo have previously worked together on “Darkness Falling,” currently in development at Columbia, and have already penned the sequel to “Urban Legend” for Phoenix Pictures for John Ottman to direct.
David Jordan, Dimension’s director of production and development, will oversee the deal, reporting to Dimension prexy Cary Granat.
Michael Helfant, Dimension senior exec veepee, and Andrew Gumpert, Dimension senior veepee of business and legal affairs, negotiated on behalf of the studio.
Boardman and Derrickson were repped on their deal by David McIlvain of Major Clients Agency and Karl Austen of Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman & Wertheimer.