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[10/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
Morgan Spurlock Gets Exclusive Overall Development Deal with Sony Pictures Television

[via press release from Sony Pictures Television]

Morgan Spurlock Gets Exclusive Overall Development Deal With Sony Pictures Television

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -- Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar nominated filmmaker of "SUPER SIZE ME" and creator of this year's critically acclaimed hit FX television documentary series "30 DAYS," has signed a one-year exclusive overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. This agreement will give Spurlock and his production banner, Warrior Poets, a home to develop all future television projects both scripted and non-scripted.

"I am extremely excited to be working together with Sony Pictures Television," said Spurlock. "I can't think of a better partner to help our production company to grow in new directions."

Spurlock and his Warrior Poets production team will continue to build upon his brand of important and socially relevant, yet entertaining programming. The first project from this pact is a pilot for Comedy Central entitled "PUBLIC NUISANCE," a highly satirical and irreverent series that will feature Spurlock and other modern day humorists such as the Yes Men, tackling different social issues in, as the title suggests, a very public manner. Spurlock will also serve as executive producer and creator of the series.

The deal was brokered on behalf of Morgan Spurlock by Bob Gersh and Jennifer Konowal of The Gersh Agency and Eric Wattenberg of N.S. Bienstock.

Spurlock was recently honored in Los Angeles by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee with the 2005 Voice of Courage & Conscience Media Award for his television documentary series "30 DAYS" and the episode "Muslim and America." FX Network's VP of Alternative Programming and Current Series, Eric Schrier, as well as the show's Co-Executive Producer, Jonathan Chinn, were also honored at the event. In December, Spurlock will also be recognized by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law with the 2005 Sargent Shriver Award for Equal Justice for the series' "Minimum Wage" episode. Currently, he is executive producing a new documentary feature film entitled "Class Act," which focuses on the elimination of arts education in public schools.

Warrior Poets is Spurlock's New York based production company whose mission is to create, produce and distribute thought provoking and entertaining media through film, television, theater and literary works, both fiction and non-fiction.

SOURCE Morgan Spurlock





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· 30 DAYS (FX)
· PUBLIC NUISANCE (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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