Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will remain based at CBS TV Studios with a new multi-year overall deal for their Timberman/Beverly Productions. Under the pact, the duo will continue to render executive producer services on their existing series, in addition to developing new projects for network, cable, and digital. Their agreement remains exclusive for network, Amazon and Netflix and first-look in all other areas, including cable.
In the 12 years since forming Timberman/Beverly Productions, Timberman and Beverly have put eight series on-air. Most of them have showed staying power, as six series produced by the team are on the air this year, including Justified, which just wrapped its six-season run on FX; Unforgettable, which was picked up for a fourth season by A&E; Masters Of Sex, returning for a third season on Showtime; Elementary, in its third season on CBS, as well as freshmen Hindsight on VH1, which already has been renewed for a second season, and The Odd Couple on CBS.
Timberman/Beverly have another series contender at CBS with legal drama pilot Doubt, written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, directed by Adam Bernstein, and starring KaDee Strickland, Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker and Elliott Gould. The company’s cable development slate includes:
–The Liar’s Club: written by Mary Karr (based on her books), with Mary-Louise Parker attached to star;
–The Driver, an adaptation by Taylor Elmore and Danny Brocklehurst of the three-part BBC One thriller miniseries, David Morrissey to star;
–Fobbit: a half-hour, single-camera comedy written by Scott Buck based on a book by David Abrams about a Press Affairs office in Iraq during the war, with Mark Forster directing;
–Blood, Sweat, And Tears at WGN America, a one-hour drama set in the world of competitive bull riding, written by Chad Feehan and directed by Joe Carnahan.
Additionally, the duo is adapting the short story, Interview With The Avenger, along with Marc Forster, and developing Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard, and Crimes In Southern Indiana by Frank Bill, for cable.
“Sarah and Carl are prolific producers with a track record of success across broadcast, cable and pay television,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios. “Their combination of leadership skills, creative tastes and great relationships in the writing community make them one of the best producing teams in the business.”
Timberman and Beverly have worked together for 16 years, leaving their executive posts at Universal Network TV together in 2003 when Timberman launched 25C Prods with Beverly as her creative partner. The company was renamed Timberman/Beverly Prods in 2007 when Beverly was named full partner. The company spent five years at Sony TV before moving to CBS TV Studios in 2010. This is the duo’s second renewal at CBS.
Timberman is repped by CAA and attorneys Ernie Del and Jeff Finkelstein. Beverly is repped by CAA and Bruce Gellman.