Filmmaker and TV producer-director Carol Polakoff is expanding her Viewfinder banner into television with two hourlong series projects at FX, including a cyber crime drama from writer Ed Burns (The Wire). She’s also officially rebranding her Carol Polakoff Productions company to Viewfinder Pictures and bringing on former Vie Entertainment exec Kristina Sorensen (Freeheld) as VP Production & Development.
In addition to the untitled cyber crime dramas, with cyber crime/counter-terrorism expert Marc Goodman executive producing and Burns writing, Polakoff has The Iron King, an adaptation of a French book series. Sorensen will help oversee these and other projects for Viewfinder, along with Daniela Albin, who has been developing projects for Carol Polakoff Prods since its inception in 2009.
Polokoff’s feature projects include an English remake of Danish Oscar contender Terribly Happy; an original screenplay set in modern Tehran; Secret Sky, an adaptation of On Beauty by Zadie Smith; and an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus, based on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Her screenwriting credits include the adaptation of the book Love And Terror (The Last Night), a romantic thriller set during one fateful night during the French Revolution. Viewfinder Pictures is repped by Gersh.