Marc Webb has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios that will have him developing new content for the network and its multimedia platforms.

Marc Webb via Deadline

Marc Webb via Deadline

What’s happening:

  • Director Marc Webb has reportedly signed “a major overall deal” with ABC Studios, according to Deadline.
  • The deal is said to be in the eight figure range and will have Webb working for the studio for three years.
  • During this time, Webb will work on new projects exclusively for ABC under his Black Lamb production company. His role will include:
    • Developing new content
    • Serving as executive producer
    • Directing pilots for the network
  • Content produced by Webb will be for programs across all of ABC including:
    • Television
    • Streaming
    • Series Programming
  • Webb’s creative executive and producing partners, Karen Feldsman and Mark Martin will continue to work with him on all projects for ABC produced through Black Lamb.
  • Deadline points out that Webb’s deal is the first for ABC since Fox executive, Jonnie Davis, took over as president.

What they’re saying:

  • 20th Century Fox TV programming executive Jonnie Davis: “Marc’s an extraordinarily inspired visual storyteller with a remarkable ability to bring diverse worlds to life. His creative instinct elevates every project he directs, and his ability to move seamlessly between genres will be invaluable. I’m excited to announce him as our first new overall since I joined ABC Studios.”

About Marc Webb:

  • Prior to this new deal with ABC, Webb has served as director and producer on several movies and series.
  • He was working under an overall deal with CBS TV Studios that saw him executive producing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for the CW, and Instinct, Limitless, The Code, and Blood & Treasure for CBS.
  • He also directed the upcoming Why Women Kill for CBS All Access.
  • In addition to his producer experience, Webb directed feature films:
  • Music videos:
    • Green Day’s “21 Guns”
    • AFI’s “Miss Murder”
    • The All-American Rejects’ “Move Along”
  • The Music Video Production Association awarded him Director of the Year for his work with:
    • Weezer
    • All-American Rejects
    • My Chemical Romance