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First Look Media inks first-look deal with Dan Powell

New York-based news and media organization First Look Media has signed a first-look deal with Inside Amy Schumer co-creator and exec producer Dan Powell. Under the agreement, Powell will develop a ...
October 14, 2016

New York-based news and media organization First Look Media has signed a first-look deal with Inside Amy Schumer co-creator and exec producer Dan Powell.

Under the agreement, Powell will develop a variety of film, TV and digital projects – including unscripted – for the company, which is behind Laura Poitras‘ doc site Field of Vision and investigative news outlet The Intercept.

His first project in development is the short-form animated series The Nib, based on Matt Bors’ political cartoon site, and a short-form scripted series created by Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer Cirocco Dunlap. He is also in negotiations to write a feature drama based on a pre-existing property.

“I am very excited to have a first look deal at First Look Media because I like companies that take their names literally,” Powell said in a statement. “Also, I like that they have a smart and energetic team that is determined to create funny, compelling, subversive new content for a variety of platforms.”

Recent First Look non-fiction projects include Poitras’ Julian Assange doc Risk; Morgan Spurlock’s Untitled Patriot Movement Documentary, the weekly podcast Politically ReActive with W. Kamau Bell and Hari KondaboluNomiNation, director AJ Schnack’s VanityFair.com doc series on the presidential campaign and its longer-form version, Primaries, which aired on Fusion.

Powell is the latest addition to First Look Media’s development slate, which includes the Antoine Fuqua-produced narrative feature We Do Not Forget starring Daniel Radcliffe and a feature script from writer Oliver Kramer.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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