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'Once Upon A Time' EPs to oversee series to completion
By Andrew Wallenstein
"Once Upon A Time" showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have extended their overall deal with ABC Studios.
The duo will remain at Disney for an additional three years, but that could extend to a fourth year should "Once" be granted a third season in 2013-14. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The duo scored this past season as creators and executive producers of "Once," the highest-rated new scripted series on ABC and third-most-watched show overall on the network. As part of the deal, they are committing to remain showrunners on the series for its duration.
Horowitz and Kitsis have already been at ABC Studios for four years. Their relationship with ABC dates back to the writing staff of the Barry Sonnenfeld drama "Fantasy Island" in the late '90s and continued on to the Ryan Murphy drama "Popular," which aired on the WB but was produced at Disney.
It took Horowitz and Kitsis nearly a decade to see their idea for "Once," putting a new spin on classic Disney characters like Snow White, to completion. They first came up with the concept for "Once" while working on the WB drama "Felicity" and kept it alive through six seasons together on another ABC hit, "Lost," where they served as executive producers.
Kitsis and Horowitz have also pitched in on Disney's theatrical side as screenwriters of "Tron: Legacy" and are also attached as executive producers for animated spinoff "Tron: Uprising" on Disney XD. They've also penned "Ouija," the Universal pic based on the Hasbro property.
Their new deal will allow them to continue working across platforms at Disney.
Kitsis and Horowitz are repped by WME and lawyer Jared Levine from Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein & Kohner Law Firm.
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slurpeez108 wrote:lawyer Jared Levine from Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein & Kohner Law Firm.
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It's good to know that Adam and Eddie will be staying with ABC for another 3 years. Hopefully, they'll be able to tell the story they want to tell with OUAT and it doesn't ended before it's finished.
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