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Elizabeth Gabler is joining Sony Pictures Entertainment in an innovative media deal that will see the veteran executive produce film and TV content based on HarperCollins books.
Gabler was the longtime steward of Fox 2000, which was shuttered after the Walt Disney Company acquired much of 21st Century Fox in March. She will bring her entire development team of Erin Siminoff, Marisa Paiva, Nikki Ramey and Molly Saffron to Sony at the end of August.
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Her yet-to-be-named company will be based on the Sony’s Culver City lot, and enjoy a first-look deal across platforms in a multiyear pact. Gabler will work with Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chief Tom Rothman and HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray.
“For the past two decades our division has thrived by building a film slate based principally on adaptations of literary properties, both fiction and non-fiction,” Gabler said in a statement. “We have always felt that HarperCollins is part of our family and it is now an honor and a privilege to create a true partnership with Brian Murray and his amazing global team. The only person I know who could have made this a reality with Brian is my mentor, friend, and inspiration, Tom Rothman, and my team and I are deeply grateful for the opportunity to become part of the powerhouse that is Sony Pictures Entertainment.”
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Variety broke the news of Gabler’s deal and Sony later followed that story up with an official announcement. In a release, Rothman, who has been trying to bring...
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