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Veteran producer Ann Lewis has inked an overall development deal with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

Lewis, who spent nine years as a scribe-producer-director on “Entertainment Tonight,” will lead Overbrook’s effort to get into the nonfiction TV biz.

“We’re looking forward to making our mark in reality television, and Ann’s expertise in this area will serve Overbrook extremely well,” said founding partner James Lassiter.

Lewis has also accepted a gig as senior VP for online content at One World Networks, which works to secure licensing and sponsorship deals for celebrities. She’ll develop content for company site OneWorldLive.com, which serves up informational and interactive celeb content.

“Ann brings a remarkable wealth of creativity and industry knowledge,” said One World CEO Liz Edlic.

Lewis’ background

Following her nine-year run at “ET,” Lewis helped create and launch the NBC-produced “Access Hollywood.” She served as producer of the newsmag and later worked on the launch of the show’s Web site.

Lewis’ deal with Overbrook was brokered by CAA. She was repped by Dan Black of Heenan Blaikie in her negotiations with One World.

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