TV LAND INKS SCRIPT DEAL WITH ELECTUS' BEN SILVERMAN AND WRITER JON SHERMAN
New York, NY - October 7, 2013 - TV Land has closed a half-hour workplace comedy script deal with multimedia studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ:IACI) which was announced today by Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming for TV Land. The script revolves around a 30-something woman as she navigates the executive ranks among her old-school male counterparts while her 20-something male assistant tries to make it amid his female-dominated peers - two fish, a big corporate pond, and very little water. The untitled script will be written and executive produced by Jon Sherman ("Frasier") with Electus' Chairman and Founder, Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox also executive producing.
"Jon Sherman is a brilliant writer and we are thrilled to be working with him and the amazing team at TV Land," said Silverman. "Electus is growing across all genres with best in class partners."
Cox added, "Jon's contemporary take on a workplace comedy is a universal concept that we are really excited to explore. With him and the Electus team at the helm, we can't wait to see the uncomfortable situations the characters will face and what comedic boundaries they will push."
In addition to the Electus project, TV Land also recently announced a sitcom pilot, "Jennifer Falls," starring Jaime Pressly, and a second for a single camera show, "Younger," written by Darren Star. This December, TV Land will debut its newest original series, "Kirstie," which stars Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman and Eric Petersen. TV Land's other original sitcoms, "Hot in Cleveland," "The Exes" and "The Soul Man," just wrapped their summer seasons.
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Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.
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