Lionsgate TV Inks Overall Deal with Dahvi Waller


Lionsgate Television Group has signed a multiyear overall deal for high-end premium scripted series with Emmy-winning writer and producer Dahvi Waller and her new Federal Engineering banner.

Waller was the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the award-winning series Mrs. America and served as a writer and producer on Mad Men. Additionally, she was co-executive producer on Halt and Catch Fire.

Waller has tapped Irene Marquette to serve as head of development at the newly formed company. Marquette, formerly creative executive at K&L Productions, is executive producer of the upcoming film Del & Charna and served as associate producer on Amazon Prime’s Cinderella.

“I’m thrilled to be back in business with the Lionsgate family,” Waller said. “They’re wonderful people, and they make wonderful television. I am excited for the sophisticated, boundary-pushing and most importantly, entertaining shows we’re going to create together.”

“Dahvi is an exceptional talent and one of the best writer-producers in the business. We’re thrilled to work with Federal Engineering and re-team with Dahvi, who has a longstanding relationship with Lionsgate dating back to Mad Men,” said Scott Herbst, head of scripted development and executive VP of Lionsgate TV.