[10/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
Morgan Spurlock Gets Exclusive Overall Development Deal with Sony Pictures Television

[via press release from Sony Pictures Television]

Morgan Spurlock Gets Exclusive Overall Development Deal With Sony Pictures Television

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -- Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar nominated filmmaker of "SUPER SIZE ME" and creator of this year's critically acclaimed hit FX television documentary series "30 DAYS," has signed a one-year exclusive overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. This agreement will give Spurlock and his production banner, Warrior Poets, a home to develop all future television projects both scripted and non-scripted.

"I am extremely excited to be working together with Sony Pictures Television," said Spurlock. "I can't think of a better partner to help our production company to grow in new directions."

Spurlock and his Warrior Poets production team will continue to build upon his brand of important and socially relevant, yet entertaining programming. The first project from this pact is a pilot for Comedy Central entitled "PUBLIC NUISANCE," a highly satirical and irreverent series that will feature Spurlock and other modern day humorists such as the Yes Men, tackling different social issues in, as the title suggests, a very public manner. Spurlock will also serve as executive producer and creator of the series.

The deal was brokered on behalf of Morgan Spurlock by Bob Gersh and Jennifer Konowal of The Gersh Agency and Eric Wattenberg of N.S. Bienstock.

Spurlock was recently honored in Los Angeles by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee with the 2005 Voice of Courage & Conscience Media Award for his television documentary series "30 DAYS" and the episode "Muslim and America." FX Network's VP of Alternative Programming and Current Series, Eric Schrier, as well as the show's Co-Executive Producer, Jonathan Chinn, were also honored at the event. In December, Spurlock will also be recognized by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law with the 2005 Sargent Shriver Award for Equal Justice for the series' "Minimum Wage" episode. Currently, he is executive producing a new documentary feature film entitled "Class Act," which focuses on the elimination of arts education in public schools.

Warrior Poets is Spurlock's New York based production company whose mission is to create, produce and distribute thought provoking and entertaining media through film, television, theater and literary works, both fiction and non-fiction.

SOURCE Morgan Spurlock

  [october 2005]  

· 30 DAYS (FX)

[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."