Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks recruits SPT’s Scott Landsman to head up TV

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Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions has hired Sony Pictures Television (SPT) exec Scott Landsman as its head of TV.

Landsman joins Seven Bucks from his role as SVP of comedy development at SPT, where he has worked on shows including The Afterparty for Apple TV+, Twisted Metal for Peacock, Woke for Hulu, Good Times for Netflix and The Goldbergs for ABC.

Earlier in his career, Landsman was VP of original programming and development at Comedy Central.

Scott Landsman (Source: Seven Bucks Productions)

Seven Bucks has also appointed Melissa Fried as VP of film development and production. She joins from Verve, where she was part of the Motion Picture Literary team.

Landsman and Fried will help to oversee a Seven Bucks production slate, that includes upcoming titles such as Red One and Kate Warne for Amazon and a live-action remake of Disney adventure Moana.

The company’s existing credits meanwhile include series such as HBO’s Ballers, NBC’s now cancelled Young Rock and The Titan Games, and Disney+ docuseries Behind The Attraction.

The firm is also behind features such as the Jumanji franchise, Hobbs & Shaw, Rampage and the Netflix original film Red Notice.

“This is an extremely exciting moment for Seven Bucks, as we expand our team with two top-quality executives. Scott has consistently shown his ability to create some of television’s most appealing shows, and his expertise will be invaluable as Seven Bucks continues to scale its television endeavors,” said Seven Bucks’ president of production, Hiram Garcia.

“On the film side, Melissa’s brilliant instincts on content and her unique ability to partner with and cultivate visionary creators will further strengthen our blockbuster slate. Taken together, these additions represent a major step for Seven Bucks toward continuing the fantastic growth we’ve achieved since our launch roughly a decade ago.”

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