Writer, actor and producer Laura Chinn, creator of the comedy series Florida Girls, has signed an overall television deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce scripted original series.
Florida Girls—from Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jax Media—has already been renewed for a second season on Pop TV. Chinn is also known for her work on the Lionsgate feature film Warrior, Emmy winner Childrens Hospital, Golden Globe-winning Grey’s Anatomy and The Mick.
“Laura is the kind of fresh and singular creative voice who resonates with today’s television audiences, and we’re fortunate to be her chosen studio incubator,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “We’re very proud of the work we’re already doing together and can’t wait to collaborate on more exciting and bold television series that cut through the clutter.”
“When I brought my story to Lionsgate, they were very supportive, enthusiastic and fully embraced my vision,” said Chinn. “It’s refreshing to work with a team that offers you creative freedom and different avenues for telling your stories. I look forward to expanding our partnership and creating more great content together.”