Kevin Costner is deepening his ties in television.
Following his Emmy-winning turn in the widely-viewed History miniseries, Hatifelds & McCoys, Costner's Treehouse Films has inked a first-look TV deal with Sea To Sky Entertainment, the TV production and distribution joint venture between Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Frank Giustra’s Thunderbird Films
As part of the pact, Costner will be working in conjunction with Treehouse creative executive Jasa McCall to develop and produce scripted programming. Additionally, he could choose to act and/or direct in some of his projects.
“Hatfields & McCoys was an extraordinary achievement, and when we learned that Kevin wanted to expand his activities in television, we were immediately interested in meeting with him,” said Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate Television Group. Added Tim Gamble, CEO of Thunderbird Films: "We are honored to be working with Kevin Costner and to be able to play a part in this exciting chapter of his remarkable career.”
The latest move comes after Costner's lengthy career in film, where he is best known for movies such as Wyatt Earp, The Bodyguard and Dances With Wolves. The latter, which he produced, directed and starred in, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Later this year, he'll be back on the big screen with Jack Ryan, a revival of the Tom Clancy franchise. He is also set to appear in Three Days to Kill and recently finished shooting Summit Entertainment’s Draft Day.
Costner is repped by WME and One Management.
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