Levity, eOne in first-look pact

Goal is to create half-hour scripted comedies

Entertainment One, the production company behind TV series “The Firm,” has inked a two-year, first-look deal with Levity Entertainment to develop and produce half-hour scripted comedies with artists from Levity’s catalog.

Levity-repped comedians include Jim Breuer, Pablo Francisco and Hal Sparks; in return, Levity will provide eOne with eight to ten titles per year for homevideo and audio distrib. Many of Levity’s clients have performed in stand-up specials and recordings produced for frequent partner Comedy Central, with whom it signed a multi-platform deal in 2009.

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