EXCLUSIVE: Trevor Noah is bolstering the TV facet of his manufacturing firm Day Zero Productions.
He has employed former Marvel TV exec Devon Quinn as SVP of Tv to supervise live-action and animated TV improvement and manufacturing.
Quinn will lead the banner’s tv group, which incorporates Director of Growth Ashley Dizon and Inventive Government Gabby Nowack. He’ll concentrate on scripted, unscripted improvement, packaging and manufacturing and can assist The Each day Present host and his producing associate Haroon Saleem to construct out the corporate’s TV slate by figuring out, creating and packaging high-end properties for cable, broadcast, digital and rising platforms. He’ll report back to Saleem.
Day Zero Productions has a first-look cope with ViacomCBS and has greater than 50 tasks in improvement. The corporate is producing the movie adaptation of Trevor Noah’s memoir Born A Crime alongside Mainstay Leisure and Paramount, with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o set to star and Liesl Tommy connected to direct.
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It’s also working with Paramount on a reboot of President’s Analyst, a function based mostly on 9-year-old chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewumi alongside State Avenue Photos with Steve Conrad writing and an untitled animated venture from Trevor Noah. The corporate additionally produced the inaugural Child of the Yr particular for Nickelodeon and Time Studios.
Haroon Saleem stated, “Devon has an impeccable reputation in the industry and a strong understanding of the essential sea change the media landscape is going through. Coupled with his experience overseeing a variety of compelling series and his exquisite taste in entertaining but purposeful content, we fully envision Devon to be a valuable asset to Day Zero Productions as we continue to grow our television business and promote meaningful content here in the states and abroad.”
Previous to becoming a member of Marvel Tv, Quinn labored at Ryan Murphy Productions managing the event slate and director hires on the collection, Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Regular. He additionally beforehand labored within the tv division at CAA.
“I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to work with Trevor Noah, Haroon Saleem and the talented group of people at Day Zero Productions. Trevor’s commitment to thought provoking and nuanced storytelling is incredibly refreshing and needed. His international reach and ability to subvert expectations in story is exhilarating. Day Zero’s passion to tell stories that fall outside our comfort zones makes this a creative dream come true. I’m excited for what’s to come and to work alongside this fantastic team,” added Quinn.