Inside Amy Schumer Co-Creator Inks Deal With First Look Media

The company behind Spotlight partners with Dan Powell

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First Look Media just granted first look status to Emmy award-winning producer, director and the co-creator and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, Dan Powell.

"I am very excited to have a first look deal at First Look Media because I like companies that take their names literally," said Powell.

"Dan has a lot of gears," said Adam Pincus, executive vice president of programming and content at First Look Media.

Powell will develop a film, TV and digital projects for FLM. Fans of political cartoon site The Nib will see a short-form animated series, as well as a short-form scripted comedy series created by Cirocco Dunlap. In addition to these more comedic projects, Powell is also in negotiations to write a feature drama based on an existing property.

"He writes, directs, and is great with talent—he is pretty much the ideal kind of creative person for us to be in business with, given the range of things we're doing here," said Pincus.

The company's development slate recently also announced a feature film from writer and director Zach Helm which will star Daniel Radcliffe, a feature film script from Oliver Kramer and a weekly political podcast series from W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu.

FLM has previously produced projects like the WikiLeaks-centric film Risk from director Laura Poitras, which debuted at Cannes this year and co-financed the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight.

"I like that they have a smart and energetic team that is determined to create funny, compelling, subversive new content for a variety of platforms," said Powell.

@samimain Sami Main is social editor for Adweek, where she posts Adweek content onto social platforms and looks for creative ways to communicate what's new.
Publish date: October 13, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT