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FX Inks First-Look Deal with ‘Django Unchained’ Producer

FX has closed a first-look production deal with film and TV producer Stacey Sher and her production company Shiny Penny, the network announced Thursday.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the deal. It will cover all projects developed for FX Networks.

“Stacey is a fearless storyteller whose remarkable run of feature films show a willingness to approach challenging topics with unflinching honesty and considerable artistry,” said Grad. “We look forward to working with Stacey and her team to build on this success and develop exceptional television for the FX Networks.”

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino’s, Sher was a producer on his films “Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained” and the upcoming “The Hateful Eight.” For TV, she is producing AMC’s martial arts drama “Badlands” and exec produced Comedy Central’s “Reno 911.” Her credits also include the Steven Soderbergh films “Contagion,” “Erin Brockovich,” and “Out of Sight.”

Shiny Penny also includes exec VP Coco Francini, who is an associate producer of “The Hateful Eight” and co-producer of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” for which she ran the Kickstarter campaign. Emily Levitan has also joined Shiny Penny as creative executive.

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