Following his Emmy win for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX Productions has inked an overall TV production deal with writer/producer D.V. DeVincentis.
Under the new pact, DeVincentis will develop, write and produce television projects exclusively for FX Productions. He will create projects for all TV services and platforms. The deal does not include his film work.
“We had a great experience working with D.V. on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.’ His ‘Marcia Marcia Marcia’ episode of OJ was one of the most memorable episodes of television this year. He’s an exceptionally talented writer-producer and will be a great partner with FXP,” said Nick Grad, who announced the deal today with Eric Schrier, both presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
DeVincentis commented, “FX’s mission is to make content rooted in ideas and culture as much as entertainment, and I’m flattered and gratified that they would see me as a partner in that light.”
At this month’s Emmys, DeVincentis won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a limited series or movie for the episode “Marcia Marcia Marcia,” which was one of the nine awards won by “People v. O.J. Simpson,” including outstanding limited series.
With all of the series’ awards success and critical acclaim, FX Prods. is keeping the “People v. O.J.” creatives in the FX family. DeVincentis’ deal comes less than a week after the production company closed an overall deal with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.
DeVincentis wrote three episodes of the FX limited series, plus served as an executive producer. Among his other credits is the John Cusack’s 2000 film “High Fidelity” for which he wrote the screenplay. Coming up, he is writing Guillermo Del Toro’s supernatural suspense comedy “Haunted Mansion,” which stars Ryan Gosling.
UTA, Management 360 and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman negotiated the deal for DeVincentis.