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Gotham Group Signs Multi-Year First-Look Deal With Fox 21 Television Studios

Under the pact, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein’s management and production company will create projects for both linear and streaming platforms

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein’s The Gotham Group has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios, the Disney-owned studio said Thursday.

Under the pact, the management and production company known for “The Spiderwick Chronicles” and “The Maze Runner” franchise will create projects for Fox 21 TV for both linear and streaming platforms.

The Gotham Group was founded by CEO Goldsmith-Vein in 1994. She leads the company alongside partner Jeremy Bell and Gotham’s vice president of television, D.J. Goldberg, who will oversee the deal.

“Getting in business with The Gotham Group was a huge priority for me and everyone at Fox 21,” Fox 21 Television Studios president Bert Salke said. “Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is incredibly impressive, she’s smart, aggressive and a real force creatively. She has spectacular taste in material and talent alike and her company has a wealth of deep and meaningful relationships in the publishing world. We’re really excited about this deal.”

Added Goldsmith-Vein: “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Bert Salke and his extraordinary team of executives at Fox 21. They have an unsurpassed record of successfully launching and supporting television projects that speak to the zeitgeist and create a conversation. After working with them on so many projects over the past decade, it’s a dream come true to now officially be partners moving forward.”

Along with “The Spiderwick Chronicles” and “The Maze Runner,” The Gotham Group is the production company behind such films as “Stargirl” and “Kodachrome,” as well as the upcoming Netflix movies “Wendell & Wild” and “Sorta Like a Rock Star.”

On the TV side, Gotham is in post-production on the USA Network pilot “Masters of Doom” and is developing “Washington Black” at Hulu.

WME and Nelson Davis brokered the deal with Fox 21 TV Studios on behalf of The Gotham Group.