Julie Anne Robinson Re-Ups First-Look Deal With Universal Television

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Julie Anne Robinson Re-Ups First-Look Deal With Universal Television
Exclusive: BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated director Julie Anne Robinson is staying put at Universal Television, renewing her first-look deal with the studio for two more years. Under the pact, Robinson will develop and executive produce through her CannyLads scripted and will direct projects for all platforms. At CannyLads, Robinson will continue to be joined by Head of Development Kelly Pancho.

“As a producer, Julie Anne’s eye for unexpected source material and her tenacity throughout the creative process consistently yields results,” said Jim Donnelly, Universal Television Evp of Comedy Development and Erin Underhill, Evp of Drama Development. “And as a director, she always deliverers pilots with a distinctive look and feel that stand out from the rest.”

Robinson developed and executive produced The Catch with Shonda Rhimes, and the NBC series I Feel Bad alongside Amy Poehler. Most recently, she directed the comedy pilot Like Magic for NBC, which she also developed.
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