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Scott Rudin Inks 3-Year First-Look TV Deal With Fox Networks Group

Projects will be developed and produced for Fox Broadcasting, FX Networks and National Geographic Channel

Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Scott Rudin has signed a three year first-look television deal with Fox Networks Group, TheWrap learned on Monday.

The agreement with Scott Rudin Productions will see Rudin developing and producing projects for Fox Broadcasting, FX Networks, and National Geographic Channel. Those developed for Fox will be produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and those developed for FX Networks and National Geographic Channel will be produced by FX Productions.

Steve Zaillian’s producing partner Garrett Basch is poised to run Rudin’s TV division, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. He recently worked on HBO’s “Criminal Justice” starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed.

Rudin has recently produced “Ex Machina,” “Top Five,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Inherent Vice” and “Frances Ha,” among many other films and Broadway shows.

He won an Academy Award in 2008 for producing Joel and Ethan Coen‘s “No Country for Old Men.” Rudin earned a Tony Award on Sunday for producing the Broadway play revival “Twilight” starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.

Rudin’s TV credits include the HBO series “The Newsroom” and the “Clueless” sitcom that ran on ABC for three seasons in the mid-1990s.

“Scott is an extraordinary creative producer and we are thrilled he is choosing to bring his unique passion for storytelling and storytellers to Fox’s unique portfolio of studios and channels,” Peter Rice, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, said.

“Peter Rice has been a close collaborator and great friend for years; I’ve had the luck of partnering with Peter on many projects–and I’ve never gone wrong following his lead,” Rudin added. “He’s put together an amazing team of executives at Fox, and I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity.”