(CelebrityAccess) – Music industry vet and former Sony Music CEO, Tommy Mottola, has inked a multiyear TV production deal with Entertainment One.
The first-look deal will see Mottola serving as an executive producer on all TV projects and leveraging his industry relationships to develop and produce original programming with eOne.
The first project from the deal is a scripted show called Harlem High for Freeform. Created by Mottola, written by Sam Laybourne, and produced in association with Overbrook Entertainment, the series follows students involved in a Harlem high school’s show choir.
Commenting on the deal, eOne’s Pete Micelli, chief strategy officer in film and TV, said: “Tommy is a zeitgeist force in the global music industry as well as latino and urban entertainment and far beyond. His ability to identify pop-culture trends and long track record of breaking records and staying ahead of the curve make him a strong magnet for talent and an incredible partner for eOne.”
Toronto-based eOne will serve as the studio and handle worldwide rights for all projects. Mottola will also become a consultant for eOne’s music and live entertainment business.