Legendary Television and Digital Media Signs First Look Deal with Emmy® Award-Winning Producer Warren Littlefield
The Littlefield Company is a Strong Addition to Legendary’s Growing Producer Relationships
Burbank, CA – October 9, 2014 – Legendary Television and Digital Media announced today that it has signed a first look agreement with Emmy® award-winning producer Warren Littlefield and his production shingle, The Littlefield Company. The agreement that will focus on content for both television and current digital and emerging platforms was announced today by Bruce Rosenblum, Legendary Entertainment’s President of Television and Digital Media.
“Warren is one of the few former broadcast network presidents who has successfully made the transition from executive to producer.” said Rosenblum. “We are thrilled to be in business with him and proud to have his award-winning talents to help us create content that will resonate with audiences no matter what the platform.”
Littlefield developed, and is an Executive Producer on, the Emmy award-winning FX series Fargo. He is currently developing a contemporary remake of In the Heat of the Night for Showtime. As President of NBC Entertainment, Littlefield oversaw the creation of many hit shows including Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, Law & Order, ER, Will & Grace and The West Wing. In May 2012 Random House published the New York Times Bestselling book TOP OF THE ROCK: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV written by Littlefield.
Littlefield said, “I value this opportunity with Legendary to focus my energy on finding unique stories and working with gifted storytellers. Bruce and I share the same goal of creating high quality content across multiple platforms.”‘
Legendary’s digital division was launched in 2013 with the acquisition of Nerdist and most recently added Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry. The division also acquired the rights to produce a digital feature length project based on Capcom’s Dead Rising for Crackle and Content Media. Legendary’s television division recently announced a deal with Netflix for the original series LOVE from creator Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $9 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
About The Littlefield Company
The Littlefield Company was launched in 1999 focusing on premium television content that Warren would want to watch.