Touchstone high on scribes

'Fidelity' trio ink two-year deal

This article was corrected on May 4, 2001.

“High Fidelity” scribes Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis and producing partner Patrick O’Neill have inked a two-year, mid-seven-figure overall deal with Touchstone Television.

Pact calls for the trio, who’ve been working together since they met in high school, to create, develop and produce series television for the Disney-owned studio.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Steve, D.V. and Patrick,” Touchstone TV topper Steve McPherson said. “Their talent and sensibility is a great fit for the studio. I am so pleased to have them hang their banner at Touchstone.”

In addition to writing and co-producing the bigscreen adaptation of Nick Hornsby’s “High Fidelity,” DeVincentis and Pink also wrote and co-produced the John Cusack starrer “Grosse Pointe Blank.”

O’Neill has written and directed several short films. Each of the trio also has feature acting credits to their names.

The DeVincentis/Pink/O’Neill television partnership began in 1998, producing pilots for HBO and Fox. The three scribes, who are repped by WMA and Kevin Morris, created and exec produced “Dead Last,” an hourlong skein skedded to air sometime next season on the WB.