Lionsgate in First-Look Deal with Dexter Producer John Goldwyn


Lionsgate is tying up with TV and film producer John Goldwyn in a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming for television and streaming platforms through his John Goldwyn Productions banner.

Lionsgate will have exclusive first-look rights to all new TV projects developed and produced by Goldwyn.

Goldwyn’s producing credits include the hit series Dexter for Showtime, the miniseries Harley & The Davidsons for Discovery and feature films such as Baby Mama, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There. He executive produces and oversees Discovery’s Manhunt: Unabomber, the Lionsgate-produced first installment of a master-criminal anthology series. Goldwyn will remain attached to all future seasons of Manhunt. In addition to his track record as a producer, Goldwyn served as president and then vice chairman of Paramount’s motion picture group for more than a decade.

“John Goldwyn is a singular creative force in both television and film, and he is doing an incredible job leading the creative team on the Manhunt: Unabomber series for Discovery,” said Lionsgate’s executive VP and head of worldwide scripted television, Chris Selak. “From Dexter to Manhunt, John has proven himself adept at creating the kind of platform-defining content on which we’re focused, and we’re thrilled to continue expanding our relationship with him. He’s a tremendous addition to our growing creative family.”

“John is a world-class creative voice who has brought us Manhunt: Unabomber and other great scripted projects,” said Discovery Channel Group President Rich Ross. “We’re very excited about his first-look deal with our friends at Lionsgate. His prodigious talent and strong relationships at both Discovery and Lionsgate will continue to strengthen the close collaboration between our two companies.”

“Lionsgate is one of the most exciting and dynamic creative forces in the television world today,” added Goldwyn. “Working with Kevin, Sandra, Chris and the rest of the Lionsgate team on Manhunt is an incredibly rewarding experience, and I look forward to extending this collaboration to exciting new projects in the future.”