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A+E Studios Signs Carlton Cuse To Development Deal

A+E Studios has signed a three-year, first-look development agreement with producer Carlton Cuse, the network announced Friday.

Cuse will work with A+E Studios to develop quality original drama programming for the A+E portfolio of networks, including A&E, Lifetime and History. The prolific producer has worked on numerous shows including A&E’s Bates Motel as well as upcoming series The Returned. He’s also produced FX’s The Strain and ABC’s Lost.

“Carlton is a consummate showman and one of the greatest creative minds working in television today,” said Barry Jossen, Executive Vice President of A+E Studios.  “Since the start of A+E Studios, it has been our intention to expand our collaboration with Carlton.  We know he is one of the few producers with the unique combination of creativity and skills to personally create, as well as nurture other writers.  Now, we can continue on our path with Carlton toward producing many successful and brand-defining series together.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.