EXCLUSIVE: Michael Gilvary, a key writer/producer on Chicago Fire since its inception, is extending his relationship Universal Television, the studio behind the hit NBC drama series, signing a new overall deal.
Gilvary began his stint on Chicago Fire in season one as an executive story editor, rising to co-producer, producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer, becoming executive producer in season 6. He will continue as an exec producer, working alongside co-creator/executive producer/showrunner Derek Haas.
“Chicago Fire has been the cornerstone franchise in the success of NBC’s One Chicago night and Mike has played a major role on that staff,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television.
Gilvary started his writing career in features, selling his sci-fi spec Nonstop to DreamWorks Pictures and penning the screenplay for 2012’s Transit, starring Jim Caviezel, from After Dark Films. He segued to TV with a writing gig on the A&E drama Breakout Kings, co-created by Matt Olmstead, who brought Gilvary with him when he took the reins of Chicago Fire as executive producer and showrunner after the pilot.
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Gilvary was repped in the deal by ICM Partners, Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films and Mark Gochman at Gochman Law Group.
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