’s Denver & Delilah production banner has inked a first-look deal with Universal Cable Prods. to develop and produce scripted programming for NBCUniversal’s portfolio of networks.
The company has four projects percolating at NBC, USA, Bravo and Amazon.
The announcement was made by Jeff Wachtel
, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, at Thursday’s Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.Laverne McKinnon
has also joined Denver & Delilah as head of scripted television. McKinnon was formerly exec VP of original programming and development at Epix and senior VP of drama development at CBS.
The pact marks Ucp’s growth in diversified programming development, under the direction of exec VP of development Dawn Olmstead
“I had the pleasure of working with Charlize recently and was determined to keep working with her once I joined Universal Cable Productions
,” said Olmstead. “I’m thrilled that Laverne has joined forces with them.