Nellie Andreeva

Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and executive produce scripted cable projects for the studio, a division of Warner Bros TV. Shankman also has the option to direct. In development, Shankman and Gibgot will be assisted by Offspring’s Matt Smith.

Shankman and Gibgot, repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott, most recently worked on the feature Rock Of Ages, with Gibgot producing and Shankman directing and producing. Their joint credits also include the Step Up franchise and 17 Again. Shankman’s first TV directing gig was in cable — helming an episode of USA’s Monk. He has since directed and produced a number of broadcast projects, including directing multiple episodes of Fox’s Glee.

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