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Doc filmmaker Spurlock gets development deal with Sony Pictures Television

MUMBAI: Morgan Spurlock who earlier this year got an Oscar nomination for making the documentary Super Size Me and creator of the television documentary series 30 Days has signed a one-year exclusive overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.

This agreement will give Spurlock and his production banner, Warrior Poets, a home to develop all future television projects both scripted and non-scripted. Spurlock says, "I am extremely excited to be working together with Sony Pictures Television. I can't think of a better partner to help our production company to grow in new directions."

Spurlock and his Warrior Poets production team will continue to build upon his brand of important and socially relevant, yet entertaining programming. The first project from this pact is a pilot for Comedy Central. Public Nuisance is a highly satirical and irreverent series that will feature Spurlock and other modern day humorists such as the Yes Men, tackling different social issues in, as the title suggests, a very public manner. Spurlock will also serve as executive producer and creator of the series.

Currently, he is executive producing a new documentary movie -- Class Act, which focusses on the elimination of arts education in public schools.

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