Deadline covered Manatt’s representation of Stage 29 Productions in a CBS development deal for a new television show Class Action. Stage 29 was represented by Manatt’s Joseph Horacek, a counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice.
Stage 29 Productions, run by Jay McGraw and Dr. Phil McGraw, will produce the CBS show alongside former Modern Family executive producer Dan O’Shannon, John Cochran and CBS Television Studios. The show marks Stage 29’s second sale to CBS this development cycle—the first being the crime drama The Source. CBS Television Distribution also handles Stage 29-produced The Doctors, which is currently in its tenth season.
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