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'Potter' director inks TV deal with ABC

British film director Mike Newell, who led the production of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has struck a deal with ABC to develop three pilots for the American TV network.

Of the three drama scripts developed by Newell through ABC corporate sibling Touchstone, one is guaranteed to be picked up under the terms of the deal.

Newell's most recent TV experience includes being executive producer on Huff for the Showtime premium channel.
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