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eONE-MOTTOLA TOUT TV DEAL. FUHGEDDABOUDIT.

Entertainment One and storied music exec Tommy Mottola have announced a multi-year first-look deal for scripted and unscripted TV shows. 

Mottola Media Group (MMG) boss Mottola will serve as Executive Producer on all projects and provide consulting for eOne's music side, while eOne will function as studio and control worldwide rights. Day to day oversight will come from MMG's newly anointed EVP, Jennifer Danska, formerly of Talpa Media, USA.

The initial project under the deal is scripted drama Harlem High for the Freeform network; the series was created by Mottola, who is co-producing with Overbrook Entertainment.

"Tommy is a zeitgeist force in the global music industry as well as Latino and urban entertainment and far beyond," declared eOne Chief Strategy Officer, Film & TV Pete Micelli, who made the announcement. "His ability to identify pop-culture trends and long track record of breaking records and staying ahead of the curve make him a strong magnet for talent and an incredible partner for eOne."

Mottola added that "eOne‘s world class executives, visionaries and dreamers are the perfect partners who share in the belief that with a great idea anything is possible and I look forward to working with them as we nurture bold thinkers and build a diverse television slate."

Rumors that Mottola has already told Siri to remind him to defenestrate an agent couldn't be confirmed at presstime.

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TOP 20: A LIL MORE OF THE SAME
Like a broken record... (7/1a)
WATCH THIS
We aim to please. (7/3a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
6 IN THE MORNIN'
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GRAMMY SPECULATION
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BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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