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Hightown creator Cutter lands Lionsgate deal

Lionsgate Television has signed an overall deal with the creator, writer and producer of Starz original series Hightown, Rebecca Cutter.

Rebecca Cutter

As part of the multi-year agreement, Cutter will develop and produce premium scripted series for Lionsgate’s television slate across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

The agreement comes after Lionsgate-owned Starz renewed crime drama Hightown, produced by Lionsgate Television, for a second season.

The show, which is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Monica Raymund, is available on the StarzPlay OTT service internationally.

As well as Hightown, Cutter is known for her work as producer and writer on Gotham for Fox and for being a writer on The Mentalist, which ran for seven seasons. Other projects include film thriller Besties and shorts Eating and Rancho Cucamonga.

Cutter is represented by both Rain Management Group and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

“Rebecca has a powerful creative voice and unique vision that embraces bold, provocative and exciting stories that are also empowering,” said Lionsgate executive VP of television and head of development Scott Herbst.

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