EXCLUSIVE: Management/production company the Gotham Group has signed a two year first-look producing deal with ABC Studios for both drama and comedy projects. In addition to talent, The Gotham Group, founded by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein in 1993, represents a lot of authors and content, including libraries and publishing houses. As part of the deal with ABC Studios, the studio is already in negotiations on two of Gotham’s literary properties, I Hate Other People’s Kids by Adrianne Frost and The Intern Files by Jamie Fedorko, both to be developed as half-hours. This marks Gotham Group’s first primetime first-look deal. Its TV producing credits include the 2007 CBS animated comedy Creature Comforts.
On the feature side, where Gotham has a first-look deal at Sony Pictures Animation, the company is in production on the Idris Elba starrer No Good Deed for Screen Gems and prepping the Dan Schechter-directed The Switch with Jennifer Aniston based on the Elmore Leonard novel. Gotham is repped by CAA.