‘True Blood’ Exec Producer Howard Deutch Signs 2-Year Deal With HBO

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Deutch has directed episodes of “Big Love” and “Hung”

Howard Deutch, co-executive producer of “True Blood,” has closed a new two-year deal with HBO, his manager told TheWrap.

Deutch will direct and produce comedy and drama projects for the pay-TV network, including the upcoming one-hour “Stillwater,” which will also be exec produced by Colin Farrell.

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Deutch has also directed four episodes of the aforementioned Vampire drama, three of “Getting On” and an episode apiece of “American Horror Story,” “Big Love” and “Hung.” In 1992, Deutch directed the pilot of “Melrose Place.”

On the film side, Deutch directed 1986’s “Pretty in Pink” and 1988’s “The Great Outdoors,” among others.