Rachel Winter, the Oscar-nominated producer of Dallas Buyers Club, has signed a first-look TV development and producing deal with A+E Studios. Under the pact, which covers series and longform scripted drama projects, Winter will develop, create and produce quality original programming for the A+E portfolio of networks including A&E, Lifetime and History, as well as outside networks.
“Rachel has a great ability to identify strong creative ideas and package them with high level talent,” said A+E Studios EVP Barry Jossen. This has made her a success in the independent feature film world. Now, we can bring that exceptional perspective to A+E Studios.”
In addition to producing, along with Robbie Brenner, Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, Winter recently produced feature Stealing Cars. Additionally, Winter has re-teamed with her husband, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/producer Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) to produce a LeBron James biopic, which is set up at Universal with James and Maverick Carter as producing partners.
In TV, Rachel Winter has a deal with Televisa USA to executive produce a television adaptation of Anne Rice’s erotic novels The Sleeping Beauty. Winter also is producing a terrorism task force drama project for ABC, which has Felicity Huffman attached to star and produce. The project was originally set up at the network earlier this season with a put pilot commitment and is now being redeveloped.
Winter, repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman, joins A+E Studios’ roster of talent that includes the creative forces behind some of A+E’s top scripted series, Bates Motel‘s Carlton Cuse and Vikings‘ Michael Hirst.