[TV] Zooey Deschanel Launches Her Own Production Company
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.16.2013
She also has a first look deal with Fox...
Deadline reports that Zooey Deschanel has launched her own production company with her Hello Giggles partner Sophia Rossi.
The producers have now inked a two-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind Deschanel's show New Girl. Deschanel and Rossi will develop projects for the studio under the new pact. The two tried their hand at producing this season with Must Be Nice, a comedy written by JJ Philbin, the consulting producer for New Girl. The project was sold to 20th Century Fox TV as well.
Regarding the move, 20th TV chairman Gary Newman stated: "We've known Zooey as an actress through New Girl, and as we got to know her as a producer through the script she developed, we quickly realized that there is so much more to her. Zooey and Sophia have their finger on the pulse of young people and particularly young women, and we really responded to that."
Deschanel is repped by UTA, Seven Summits and Hanson Jacobson. Rossi is repped by UTA, Ziffren Brittenham and 3 Arts.