Magazine article Screen International

Global Road Sets TV Deal with Offspring Entertainment

Magazine article Screen International

Global Road Sets TV Deal with Offspring Entertainment

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The television arm of the former IM Global has signed Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment to a first-look TV deal.

‘Step Up: High Water’

Global Road Entertainment has signed a first-look television deal with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring Entertainment, the production company behind the Step Up franchise.

The first projects to be developed under the deal are an untitled comedy from actor-producers and social media stars Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and Wolfgang, the previously announced (under the title Coda) series about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that is currently being sold in the international marketplace.

Global Road is the new brand adopted last year by China’s Tang Media Partners after its acquisitions of US operations IM Global and Open Road Films.

The Offspring projects join a Global Road scripted TV slate that already includes an adaptation for FX of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’sCradle, from Noah Hawley (creator of the TV version of Fargo); Lifetime drama series American Princess, from Orange Is The New Black creator Jenji Kohan; and upcoming comic book-based series Judge Dredd: Mega City One. …

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