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‘Kissed’ scribes, WBTV smooch deal

Duo to create primetime series

“Never Been Kissed” scribes Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein have locked lips with Warner Bros. Television, inking a lucrative overall deal with the studio.

The 2-1/2-year pact calls for Kohn and Silverstein to create and produce primetime series programming for Warner Bros. Duo will also remain exec producers on the Warner Bros. skein “The Opposite Sex,” a midseason hour created by Kohn and Silverstein that’s skedded to launch early next year on Fox Broadcasting.

Dynamic duo

Kohn and Silverstein have had no trouble landing projects since graduating from the USC School of Film at the end of 1996. The pair first teamed up to write and direct the 1997 comedy short “Fairfax Fandago,” then went on to write “Never Been Kissed,” a romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore that bowed in theaters earlier this year.

The two scribes have also written another feature-length pic, “Date School,” which is currently in development at DreamWorks. Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz are attached to star in the project.

Kohn and Silverstein’s deal was brokered by their reps at 3 Arts Entertainment and the William Morris Agency, as well as their lawyers at the firm of Stone, Meyer and Genow.

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