R.J. Cutler Enters First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios

R.J. Cutler Enters First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios

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“Nashville” executive producer will develop scripted television projects for studio

R.J. Cutler has entered a first-look development deal with CBS Television Studios.

Under the deal, the Peabody and Emmy award-winning director-producer will develop scripted television projects for the TV production company.

Cutler is also an executive producer for ABC's “Nashville,” for which he directed the pilot, and retains a first-look deal at Showtime, for whom he directed “The World According to Dick Cheney.”

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“I'm so thrilled to be working with David Stapf, Julie McNamara and all the talented people at CBS Studios,” Cutler said of the deal. “We've had such a great time developing material over the past couple of years that it just seemed a natural transition to make CBS Studios my scripted television home.  Can't wait to get started on creating a new series together.”

Cutler is currently in post-production for “If I Stay,” his feature film directorial debut, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley and Mireille Enos.