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A+E Networks inks first-look development deal with Leah Remini

A+E Networks has inked an overall, exclusive first-look development deal with Emmy Award-winning producer Leah Remini. Under the terms of the new agreement, the broadcaster will team with Remini (pictured) to ...
April 13, 2018

A+E Networks has inked an overall, exclusive first-look development deal with Emmy Award-winning producer Leah Remini.

Under the terms of the new agreement, the broadcaster will team with Remini (pictured) to produce unscripted projects for A+E Networks portfolio. Remini and A+E Originals, the company’s newly launched in-house non-fiction division, will develop and produce new documentary content beyond the subject of Scientology over the course of the next two years.

This marks the first overall deal for A+E Originals which was created to internally develop and produce non-fiction and documentary content for distribution across the A+E portfolio, including A&E Network, Lifetime, History, LMN and FYI.

A+E Originals plans to commission more than 50 hours of original non-fiction content in its first year. Additional details will be announced in the coming months.

Additionally, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, has been renewed for a third season with an eight-episode order along with five specials on A&E Network. The series took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in 2017, as well as a Producers Guild Award in 2018.

The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) produces Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for A&E Network. Remini serves as executive producer for her No Seriously Productions. Executive producers for IPC are Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Myles Reiff serves as showrunner and executive producer.

Executive producers for A&E Network are Devon Hammonds, Amy Savitsky and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the series.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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