“The Carmichael Show” showrunner and “New Girl” co-executive producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel has entered a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. Under the terms of the pact, the comedy writer and producer will not only set up her own production banner for the streamer but will also focus on developing original series and features in addition to supervising and executive producing other projects for the platform.
“I’ve long admired Danielle’s authentic voice and strong comedic point of view. Her desire to shepherd talent and passion to elevate underrepresented voices are among the many reasons we are excited to be in business with her. We look forward to bringing Danielle’s unique vision to our members around the world,” Tracey Pakosta, vice president of original comedy series at Netflix, said in a statement.
As part of her former overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, Sanchez-Witzel was a consulting producer on “The Grinder,” a legal sitcom starring Fred Savage and Rob Lowe that ran for one season in 2015 and garnered a 93% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. During her career, she also had overall deals at Universal TV, where she was a co-executive producer on “My Name Is Earl,” and at CBS TV Studios, where she worked on “The Millers.” Sanchez-Witzel was a former member of NBC’s diversity writing program.
“I’m excited to work with Bela, Peter, Tracey, Andy, Kristen and the whole comedy team to create shows starring non-traditional lead characters with the simple goal of making people laugh,” she said, “because sometimes the answer to all of your problems is found in front of the TV with your hand deep in a bag of Ruffles.”
Sanchez-Witzel is repped by UTA, manager Howard Klein at 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Karl Austen at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
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