Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are joining forces with Condé Nast Entertainment, signing a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted series. Effective immediately, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are able to join CNE in producing the scripted projects.
CNE’s TV division had eight television series sold or renewed in 2017, including the Critics’ Choice Award and Peabody-nominated docuseries Last Chance U for Netflix, which is in its third season on the streamer; Vanity Fair Confidential on Investigation Discovery (ID), which has been picked up for a fourth season; and the GQ digital short, Most Expensivest with 2 Chainz, which was picked up by Viceland as a full-length series. The company also sold five scripts this development season, including the Untitled Bobby Bowman project, an original scripted comedy for ABC; the Untitled Mark Goffman/Morgan Spurlock original scripted drama project at CBS, and the Untitled ‘Church of Chili’s project at NBC, a CNE original scripted sitcom inspired by the GQ-published article “Inside the Church of Chili’s,” written by Daniel Riley in 2016.
“Condé Nast is an incredible force with many celebrated brands and we look forward to an exciting, creative partnership together,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Dawn and Steve all the bright minds at CNE and Anonymous Content.”
“Condé Nast is one of the most esteemed brands in publishing, a true literary powerhouse, with a treasure trove of incredible IP that makes for amazing stories,” said Steve Golin, founder and CEO of Anonymous Content. “I have great admiration for Dawn and deep respect for Amy, and couldn’t be more happy to be in business with them.”
“Anonymous Content and Paramount TV have developed and produced an impressive slate of critically acclaimed, successful series through their existing first-look deal and Jon Koa and I are very pleased to be working with Amy, Steve and their respective teams,” said Dawn Ostroff, President, Condé Nast Entertainment. “Many of the TV series and movies we produce at CNE come from Condé Nast’s library of iconic brands, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, The New Yorker, and Wired, to name a few, and we believe that joining with Anonymous Content and Paramount TV in this first-look deal will create a compelling partnership for all of us in the scripted arena.”
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are behind the international drama Berlin Station, which is currently airing Season 2 on Epix; Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why, currently in production on Season 2; Maniac, a 10-episode dark comedy series for Netflix starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill; The Alienist for TNT; Spoonbenders, based on Daryl Gregory’s highly anticipated novel; The Vampire Chronicles based on Ann Rice’s best-selling series; and All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation; a series based on 9-year-old journalist and budding author Hilde Lysiak’s book series, among others.