Fogel forges deal in clay
THE GREENBLATT JANOLLARI STUDIO, a Los Angeles-based production company, has signed ERIC FOGEL, creator of the MTV animated series Celebrity Death Match and The Head, to develop a concept for a new, prime-time, stop-motion animated series. The deal gives Fogel a flat six-figure sum for developing a series concept and pilot script, which, if adapted as a series, will be executive produced by Fogel, and targeted for fall 1999. No network is attached at this early stage. Negotiations were handled by Chris Fenton and Aaron Kaplan of The William Morris Agency, Susan Grode of Katten, Muchin & Zavis, and Fogels manager Jim Strader at Strader Entertainment. Although Fogel is currently in a first-look contract with MTV, he was able to make the deal with Greenblatt Janollari after offering MTV and Viacom Television an opportunity at the show. They passed.