This deal is one of Disney’s first TV deal post 20th Century Fox deal
On the film side, Get Lifted executive produced La La Land, the 2018 Sundance entry Monster and the Barack and Michelle Obama romance Southside With You.
Get Lifted’s move to ABC Studios represents another blow for Sony, which has lost top creators including Fast and Furious director Justin Lin (to Apple) and former CSI showrunner Carol Mendelsohn (to Universal TV) in recent months. Additionally, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey — which had offices on the Sony lot but no formal deal there — recently inked an agreement with Lionsgate.
Get Lifted, meanwhile, joins a powerhouse lineup of creators and showrunners at Disney’s ABC Studios and newly acquired 20th Century Fox TV. The media conglomerate boasts deals with the likes of John Ridley, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff and star/producer Ellen Pompeo, Carlton Cuse and Regina King (ABC Studios/ABC Signature) and Lee Daniels, Seth MacFarlane, Drew Goddard, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, Pretty Little Liars’ I. Marlene King, Ilene Chaiken, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (20th TV), among others.