Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia‘s Seven Bucks Productions has introduced in former senior Sony TV comedy govt Scott Landsman as Head of Tv. In the meantime, Verve’s Melissa Fried has come on board as VP of Movie Improvement & Manufacturing.
Previous to becoming a member of Seven Bucks, Landsman served as SVP of Comedy Improvement for Sony Footage Tv, overseeing such sequence as The Afterparty for Apple TV+, Twisted Steel for Peacock, Woke for Hulu, the animated Good Instances for Netflix, ABC’s syndicated hit The Goldbergs, and Stay in Entrance of a Studio Viewers, the Emmy-winning stay specials govt produced by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel.
He left Sony within the December govt shakeup and joined Seven Bucks a couple of months later, succeeding Kevin Hill who had left and is now Head of TV for Ryan Reynolds’ Most Effort.
Earlier in his profession, Landsman was VP of Unique Programming and Improvement at Comedy Central. He serves on the Communication Arts Board for his alma mater, the College of Wisconsin–Madison.
Fried joins Seven Bucks from Verve, the place her appointment to the Movement Image Literary group made her the corporate’s first internally promoted feminine Agent. At Verve, she guided the careers of two-time Emmy nominee Jac Schaeffer (Wandavision), Oscar nominees Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures), and Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4). Additionally amongst Fried’s shoppers had been Jon & Erich Hoeber (The Meg), Adele Lim (Loopy Wealthy Asians), Hanelle Culpepper (Anansi Boys, Star Trek: Picard), and Andrew Rhymer & Jeff Chan (Plus One). Fried began her profession as an leisure legal professional.
“Scott has persistently proven his capacity to create a few of tv’s most interesting reveals, and his experience shall be invaluable as Seven Bucks continues to scale its tv endeavors,” stated Seven Bucks’ President of Manufacturing, Hiram Garcia, who made the announcement “On the movie aspect, Melissa’s sensible instincts on content material and her distinctive capacity to accomplice with and domesticate visionary creators will additional strengthen our blockbuster slate.”
Seven Bucks has greater than 60 movie and tv initiatives and counting in energetic growth. Among the many firm’s upcoming titles are Purple One, greenlit by Amazon, directed by Emmy nominee Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, J.Okay. Simmons, and Lucy Liu; Kate Warne, additionally for Amazon, an action-packed biopic starring Emily Blunt as the primary feminine Pinkerton agent; Moana, a live-action remake of the animated characteristic, directed by Thomas Kail from a script by Jared Bush and Dana Ledoux Miller; new installments within the Quick and Livid and Jumanji franchises; and, in partnership with Vice Studios, a docuseries investigating the mysterious demise of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as soon as the most important wrestling firm in America.