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Universal, J. Lo sign TV deal

Oct. 28, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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UNIVERSAL CITY , Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Universal Media Studios says it has signed Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions to a two-year exclusive first-look television development deal.

The U.S. singer-actress-producer runs Nuyorican with her producing partner Simon Fields.

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The deal, which is aimed at creating a variety of different television series projects, was announced Tuesday by Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"Jennifer Lopez is a multifaceted superstar and we are thrilled to be in business with her," Silverman said in a statement. "NBC has been fortunate to have worked with her previously with her music specials, and now this first-look deal gives us an opportunity to explore a variety of projects which will result in some outstanding television."

"Universal Media Studio is the perfect home for Nuyorican, and I look forward to a successful, creative partnership," added Lopez.

Founded in 2003, Nuyorican Productions develops and produces feature films and television series geared to both mainstream and Latino audiences.

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