Tommy Mottola Inks First-Look Deal With eOne, Sets ‘Harlem High’ At Freeform

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Tommy Mottola Inks First-Look Deal With eOne, Sets ‘Harlem High’ At Freeform
Tommy Mottola is making a major move in television. The veteran music executive and producer has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with eOne to develop and executive produce scripted and unscripted TV programming via his Mottola Media Company. He already has sold his first project under the deal, scripted series Harlem High, which has been set up for development at Freeform with Will Smith, James Lassiter and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment also producing.

Under the eOne pact, Mottola has brought in Talpa Media USA’s Jennifer Danska as Evp at Mmc. eOne will serve as the studio and control worldwide rights for all projects produced by the partnership. Additionally, Mottola will serve as a consultant for eOne’s music and live entertainment business.

“Tommy is a zeitgeist force in the global music industry as well as Latino and urban entertainment and far beyond. His ability to identify pop-culture
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