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Liddell opens lid on shingle

Several projects already under way at new shingle

Producer Mickey Liddell has opened his own production and financing shingle with an eye to cultivating new writers.

Several projects are already under way at Liddell Entertainment, which is backed by private equity.

Those include broad comedy “Dance Dance Revolution,” from writing duo Josh Herman and Adam Schwartz, who recently sold spec script “New Year’s Steve” to 20th Century Fox.

“Dance” revolves around an underdog slacker who enters the snooty world of competitive dancing. Pete Shilaimon is producing with Liddell.

Liddell Entertainment also is producing and financing teen horror pic “Zoe August,” with Stephen Kay (“Boogeyman”) attached to direct. Story follows a girl who discovers that her parents made a dangerous pact with the devil.

Most recently, Liddell was partnered with writer-director-producer Greg Berlanti under the Berlanti-Liddell banner. Duo exec produced TV’s “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby.”

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Liddell brings with him Jennifer Hilton, who will serve as director of development. She previously supervised feature development at Berlanti-Liddell.

In 1994, Liddell and Brian Swardstrom formed management and production company Banner Entertainment, whose slate included “Traveller” and “Telling Lies in America.”