HBO has signed a new overall first-look deal with producer Russell Simmons and his new media company All Def Digital (ADD).
The pact calls for the Def Jam Records co-founder and his digital team to develop new projects for the cable channel. His previous two-year deal included an executive producer role on Steve McQueen’s upcoming limited series “Codes Of Conduct.”
Also, Simmons and Stan Lathan are producing a Def Comedy Jam 25th Anniversary Special that will feature an all-star lineup of comedians.
“HBO has been like a home to me for a generation,” says Simmons. “Together, we have discovered new voices and helped launch emerging artists that deserved a mainstream platform. I am even more excited by the next generation of talent and shows that we are developing through All Def Digital TV.”