Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Don Cheadle, star of Showtime’s upcoming comedy series House of Lies, is expanding his relationship with the pay cable network through a first-look deal for his Crescendo Prods. Under the one-year pact, Cheadle and his producing partners Kay Liberman and Lenore Zerman will develop and executive produce series projects for Showtime. At UTA-repped Crescendo, the projects will be shepherded by development executive Kathryn Tyus-Adair. Since its launch six years ago, the film and TV production company has had first-look deals with Overture on the feature side and NBC for television. Crescendo’s latest movie, comedy The Guard, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released next month.

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