October 16, 2021

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‘Sheets Creek’ producer Dan Levy deals with Netflix for film and TV

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Dan Levy, co-creator of “Sheets Creek” co-producer Dan Levy, has signed a new deal with Netflix, a year after making a historic leap to the Emmy – becoming the first comedy to win every major award.

In the deal, which says eight figures in a competitive situation, Levy will work in both cinema and television (part of TV will start in July next year, after Levy’s contract with ABC signing expires). He will immediately start working on the film, an untitled romantic comedy that he will act, write, produce and direct. Sister Stacey Snyder and Kate Fence will also be producing with Levy. No further details about the project have been announced.

Levy and Netflix were looking forward to a wedding: it was the streamer that sent “Shits Creek” – which premiered on pop TV in 2015 – into the stratosphere. A Diversity The cover story for the April 2020 show was told by Eugene Levy, co-producer of “Sheets Creek” and Dan Levy’s father. Diversity When comedy streaming began on Netflix in 2017, its impact was “huge and immediate.”

“Wherever you go – on the street, at the airport, in a restaurant you can feel it, more people are saying, ‘Love the show!'”

In announcing the deal on Friday, Dan Levy echoed his father’s demands. “Netflix just offered a second home to ‘Sheets Creek’ and opened the door for a whole new audience for us,” he said in a statement. “Watching the show develop there has only increased my excitement about continuing to tell specific, meaningful stories with them on TV and feature films. A full circle moment. ”

Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s global film streamer, and Bella Bajria, head of the Global Series, praised Levy together: “Dan Levy is an incredible creative genius who thoughtfully takes each story with a meaningful perspective. His work on ‘Sheets Creek’ has captivated audiences around the world and we are thrilled to be partnering with Dan and creating new films and shows. “

Last month, Hulu ordered a pilot presentation for “Standing By”, an animated comedy by Levy and former “Sheets Creek” author Ally Panque – it’s still on track, as are Levy’s other developments from the ABC deal.

Last year, when Diversity After “Sheets Creek,” he asked Levy, who said: “I want to tell a story that means something to me, and it’s potentially enjoyable. My list of ideas when I’ve been doing this show for the last six years is from thrillers to dramas, other comedies.” From musical.

Recovered by Levy WME, MGMT Entertainment and Maurice Yarn.

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