October 28, 2008
Universal, J. Lo Sign TV Deal
Universal Media Studios says it has signed Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions to a two-year exclusive first-look television development deal.
The U.S. singer-actress-producer runs Nuyorican with her producing partner Simon Fields.The deal, which is aimed at creating a variety of different television series projects, was announced Tuesday by Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
"Jennifer Lopez is a multifaceted superstar and we are thrilled to be in business with her," Silverman said in a statement. "NBC has been fortunate to have worked with her previously with her music specials, and now this first-look deal gives us an opportunity to explore a variety of projects which will result in some outstanding television."
"Universal Media Studio is the perfect home for Nuyorican, and I look forward to a successful, creative partnership," added Lopez.
Founded in 2003, Nuyorican Productions develops and produces feature films and television series geared to both mainstream and Latino audiences.