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Sony will own Phil Lord and Chris Miller for the foreseeable future. The duo behind the 2018 animated phenomenon that was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have signed a massive nine-figure deal with Sony Pictures Television, expanding their relationship with the studio that backed Spider-Verse and Lord and Miller’s first animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Lord and Miller are being given virtual free reign over the slate of projects they’ll oversee through Lord Miller Productions, including a series of Spider-Verse spin-off shows.
IndieWire broke the news that Lord and Miller have signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television “allowing them to develop a slate of projects for a variety of platforms through Lord Miller Productions.”
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The massive nine-figure paycheck that Lord and Miller receive with this deal puts them in an exclusive club of in-demand creators like Ryan Murphy or Shonda Rhimes. Although Netflix is becoming known for throwing cash at high-profile names, Sony has been making moves as of late to lock in creative talent, bringing in Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa last week. But Lord and Miller may be their most impressive get, with the filmmaking duo riding high off the Oscar-winning success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony is wisely doubling down on the audience affection for the animated film, greenlighting multiple spin-off films and now expanding the webbed universe to the small screen.
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