David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, producers of the upcoming film “It,” have signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
The pair, who have worked together since their MTV series “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” will develop comedy, drama and animation for cable and broadcast.
“David and Seth are an undeniable creative force, and have incredible ideas for comedy, drama and animation projects,” said 2oth Century Fox TV president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis. “We’re excited to bring their unique hybrid of directing, writing and producing to the studio.”
Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith are currently developing a sequel to “Beetlejuice” that Tim Burton will direct for Warner Bros. They are also working on a film version of “King Fury,” amid other feature and TV projects.
“We have huge respect for Gary, Dana, Jonnie, Howard and everyone on their team,” Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith said in a joint statement. “They have great taste, and we’re determined to win for them. Embarking on a TV deal at Fox also fits our corporate philosophy, which is: do everything Lord and Miller did four years ago.”
The duo is represented by WME.