Lionsgate is set to partner with John Goldwyn, the well-known producer of Dexter and Manhunt: Unabomber, on a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming for television and streaming platforms.
Goldwyn will work with Lionsgate through his John Goldwyn Productions banner.
Lionsgate will have exclusive first-look rights to all television projects developed and produced by Goldwyn.
Goldwyn is currently already working with Lionsgate on its criminal anthology series Manhunt: Unabomber, which he executive produces. He will remain working on future additions of the show.
Most recently, Goldwyn also served as consultant and executive producer of scripted content at Discovery Communications.
The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by television group president Sandra Stern and senior VP of television business and legal affairs Ashley Rounsaville.
“John Goldwyn is a singular creative force in both television and film, and he is doing an incredible job leading the creative team on the Manhunt: Unabomber series for Discovery,” said Lionsgate’s executive vice president and head of worldwide scripted television, Chris Selak.
“From Dexter to Manhunt, John has proven himself adept at creating the kind of platform-defining content on which we’re focused, and we’re thrilled to continue expanding our relationship with him. He’s a tremendous addition to our growing creative family.”
Alongside his TV success, Goldwyn has also produced feature films Baby Mama, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There.
In addition, Goldwyn also served as president and vice chairman of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group for over a decade, overseeing Oscar-winning films Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic.