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Jennifer Lopez to Adapt Broadway Musicals for Film & TV

Jennifer Lopez is partnering with producer David Ellison and his production company Skydance to develop TV series and films based on Concord’s catalog of musicals.

Jennifer Lopez Might Star in One of the Projects

The broad catalog includes the works of Broadway icons Rodgers & Hammerstein. Lopez, along with partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, will executive produce for Nuyorican Production. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost will serve as EPs for Skydance, alongside Sophia Dilley of Concord’s Film & TV division and Concord CEO, Scott Pascucci.

The musicals will come from the Concord library. It includes licenses for Broadway musicals such as A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Bye Bye Birdie, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. As part of the deal, Lopez has the option of starring in at least one of the films or TV series.

“Musicals were a part of the tapestry of my childhood,” Lopez told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re so excited to begin our association with Skydance and Concord in reinterpreting some of the most classic musicals. Bringing them to life in new ways for a new generation.”

The Team Can’t Wait to Work With J-Lo

Skydance TV president Bill Bost says the company is “thrilled to expand [its] relationship with Concord” and to work with Lopez on the new musical productions. “Jennifer Lopez is an international icon in every sense of the word,” Bost says. “Skydance aims to create stories that appeal to audiences around the globe. Jennifer is the perfect partner to reimagine these beloved, classic musicals for a 21st-century audience.”

“It is an honor to join forces with Jennifer Lopez and Nuyorican while broadening our partnership with Skydance,” said Sophia Dilley; Concord’s senior vice president of film and TV development and production. “We are excited to collaborate with this impressive team. We continue to champion creative opportunities for the authors and works we represent; together with the copyrights we own.”

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