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[03/26/13 - 07:19 AM]
ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company Partner with Sonar Entertainment on "Fix It Men"
In the project, a scientist and a special forces soldier from a post-apocalyptic future travel in time to our present day and into their younger selves in an effort to forestall Armageddon.

[via press release from Sonar Entertainment]

ABC STUDIOS AND THE MARK GORDON COMPANY PARTNER WITH SONAR ENTERTAINMENT ON "FIX IT MEN"

NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 -- ABC Studios through its overall deal with The Mark Gordon Company has entered into a joint venture with Sonar Entertainment to set up and produce Fix It Men, a drama series created by John Glenn at ABC Studios through The Mark Gordon Company. Under the terms of the joint venture, ABC Studios will handle distribution in North America with Sonar distributing in the rest of the world.

In Fix It Men, a scientist and a special forces soldier from a post-apocalyptic future travel in time to our present day and into their younger selves in an effort to forestall Armageddon. They must alter a series of seemingly random events that form the chain leading to the catastrophe. Miss any one and all will be lost.

"Fix It Men is destined to be a buzzed about series. It's original and will have trend-setting production values. Combining a brilliant writer like John Glenn with Mark Gordon's top-notch producing team and Stewart Till's international sales expertise is the recipe for a high quality drama," said Barry Jossen, Executive Vice President, ABC Studios Creative and Production.

Mark Gordon said, "Fix it Men is a wonderfully original show which brings together great characters and exciting action. I am very excited to be working with ABC and Sonar on this project."

"Fix It Men is a fast-paced story that combines action and suspense," said Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. "It has universal appeal that will grab and hold onto any audience looking to be entertained, captivated and surprised. We are really looking forward to taking Fix It Men out to the international marketplace."

John Glenn's writing credits include the screenplay for the feature film EAGLE EYE, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan and Rosario Dawson.

About Mark Gordon

Multi award-winning producer Mark Gordon has more than 75 feature films and network and cable television shows to his credit. Currently TV credits include: "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC), "Private Practice" (ABC), "Criminal Minds" (CBS), "Army Wives" (Lifetime/ABC), and upcoming "Family Tools" (ABC) and "Ray Donovan" (Showtime) starring Liev Schreiber as a professional fixer. Gordon's next feature film in theaters is THE TO-DO LIST, a comedy starring Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg. Current/recent film projects include The Weinstein Company's THE DETAILS with Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks, Duncan Jones' sci-fi thriller SOURCE CODE starring Jake Gyllenhaal, THE MESSENGER, which garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay, and 2012, which has grossed over $750 million worldwide. Among Gordon's other motion picture credits are: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 2012, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, THE PATRIOT, TALK TO ME, THE PAINTED VEIL and SPEED, to name a few. Gordon is the President of the Producers Guild of America and serves on the board of The Archer School for Girls, THE Virginia Film Festival, Chrysalis and The Motion Picture and Television Fund. He is the former chairman of Teach for America Los Angeles and a former board member of The UCLA Lab School. Gordon is the founder and sits on the board of Citizens of the World Charter Schools.

About ABC Studios

ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for ABC, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," "Castle," "Private Practice," as well as "Army Wives" for Lifetime and "Criminal Minds" for CBS. These hit series have supplied the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. During Fall 2012 (10 Complete Weeks from 9/24-12/02/12), ABC Studios claimed 7 of the top 15 broadcast dramas among Adults 18-49, the most for any studio, with "Grey's Anatomy," "Once Upon a Time," "Criminal Minds," "Revenge," "Nashville," "Castle" and "Scandal." In addition, ABC Studios delivered TV's Top 2 most-watched new comedies overall with "Malibu Country" and "The Neighbors." ABC Studios continues to produce memorable television programming for the 2012-2013 television season, including "Nashville," "Malibu Country," "Red Widow," "The Neighbors," "Family Tools" and "Mistresses"-- along with the renewal of "Perception" on TNT, comedy "Cougar Town" on TBS and new drama "Devious Maids" premiering on Lifetime in 2013.

About Sonar Entertainment

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.





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