Feature producer Mythology Entertainment is stepping up its TV efforts, signing a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and its cable division Fox 21 TV Studios to produce broadcast, cable, and digital scripted series. The three-year old production banner is beefing up its in-house staff with the hiring of former Lifetime exec Julia Gunn as EVP Television and Temple Hill Entertainment’s Tracey Nyberg as EVP Film. They report to Mythology co-founders Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt, and William Sherak who serves as a consultant and producer in both film and television.
Prior to Mythology, Julia Gunn served as VP, Scripted Programming at Lifetime, developing Glen Mazzara’s drama Damien, set to premiere in 2015, shepherding two seasons of supernatural drama The Witches of East End and six seasons of Drop Dead Diva. At Warner Bros TV, she oversaw current programming for series such as The West Wing, ER, Friends and La Femme Nikita.
Nyberg most recently served as SVP of production at Temple Hill Entertainment, where she executive produced Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the upcoming drama The Longest Ride, directed by George Tillman, Jr. While there, she also shepherded the pilot for ABC’s hit series, Revenge, currently in its fourth season. Previously, Nyberg was VP of Production at Overbrook Entertainment where she worked on I Am Hancock and Seven Pounds.
Mythology is currently is post-production on Truth starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford. Upcoming film projects include The Overlook Hotel for Warner Bros., which Mark Romanek will direct from a script by Glen Mazzara; Richard Morgan’s Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Altered Carbon, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis and David H. Goodman; and The House With A Clock In Its Walls adapted by Eric Kripke from the classic book series by John Bellairs. The company also made a recent push into family fare, closing a film deal with Outfit7 to turn its wildly popular app “Talking Tom and Friends” into a family film.
For television, Mythology is producing Ashecliffe, an HBO and Paramount Television series in development based on Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island with Scorsese attached to direct the pilot. Also in development at HBO is Silk Road by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump, which Wheatley will direct.
Mythology Entertainment is repped by attorneys McKuin, Frankel & Whitehead.