Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Matt Reeves and His Idaho Production Company
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Daniel Pipski Joins 6th & Idaho as Executive Vice President and Head of Television
• Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has signed an overall deal with acclaimed writer/producer/director Matt Reeves (“The Batman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”) and his 6th & Idaho production company.
• Per Studio practice, financial terms were not disclosed, but WBTVG can confirm that it is an exclusive, multi-year agreement which makes WBTVG the home for 6th & Idaho’s new television ventures. This is the first overall deal for 6th & Idaho with WBTVG.
• 6th & Idaho also announced that television/film producer and executive Daniel Pipski has joined the company as its new Executive Vice President and Head of Television.
Under the WBTVG deal, Reeves and the 6th & Idaho team — which also includes Executive Vice President Adam Kassan and Vice President Rafi Crohn — will develop new television programming for all platforms, including HBO Max, on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, the broadcast networks, and more. The projects will be produced in association with Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation or Blue Ribbon Content, depending on the platform. Beyond the U.S., Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute 6th & Idaho’s shows to the global marketplace.
• Daniel Pipski said: “Matt has been making some of my favorite movies and TV shows since I was addicted to ‘Felicity,’ and it’s a thrill to get to be part of his great team alongside Rafi and Adam, building up his TV company with our partners at WBTV.”
• Prior to its association with WBTVG, 6th & Idaho’s recent television productions include the upcoming Netflix drama series “Away,” starring Hilary Swank, as well as the Amazon Prime Video drama “Tales from the Loop,” starring Rebecca Hall and Jonathan Pryce, which debuted in April 2020. At the time of the industry production pause due to COVID-19, the company was shooting the NBC pilot “Ordinary Joe,” starring James Wolk.
• Reeves is currently at the helm of “The Batman” feature film, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in October 2021. He previously directed and co-wrote “War for the Planet of the Apes” and directed “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Additional theatrical motion picture credits include writing and directing “Let Me In,” directing “Cloverfield” and executive producing “10 Cloverfield Lane” and “The Cloverfield Paradox.”
• In television, Reeves co-created (with J.J. Abrams) and executive produced the hit series “Felicity” for The WB, and he directed the pilot and several additional episodes. He also executive produced FOX’s “The Passage.” He p reviously directed the pilots for NBC’s “Conviction” as well as ABC’s “Miracles” and “Gideon’s Crossing,” in addition to episodes of NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” and ABC’s “Relativity.”
Pipski joined 6th & Idaho after serving as Executive Vice President/Head of Television for Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, where he spearheaded development and co-executive produced the upcoming FX limited series “A Teacher.” He has developed or produced an extensive list of TV and film projects in a nearly 20-year career. He executive produced El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” at Miramax Television; oversaw development and production of NBC’s Jason Katims comedy series “About a Boy” at Working Title Television; was executive in charge of the Ed Harris-Viggo Mortensen film “Appaloosa” and Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!,” starring Matt Damon, at Groundswell Productions; and developed the feature films “Gone Baby Gone” and “Tron: Legacy” at LivePlanet, the production company formed by Sean Bailey, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Pipski began his entertainment career in development at Working Title Films.
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July 6, 2020 5:55pm ET by Pressparty