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‘Chucky,’ ‘The Act’ Producer Eat the Cat Taps Gemma Levinson to Head Development (Exclusive)

Nick Antosca’s production company Eat the Cat is bolstering its executive ranks.

Gemma Levinson has joined the company as vp development. She’ll take charge of day-to-day development for the company, headed by Antosca and Alex Hedlund, and also help grow Eat the Cat’s roster of TV and film projects.

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“Gemma’s fantastic taste and her commitment to strange, special, provocative genre storytelling make her a perfect new partner for Eat the Cat,” Antosca said in a statement. “I’m thrilled she’s joining our small team—and I’m so excited about everything we’re already working on together.”

Eat the Cat has an overall deal Universal Studio Group’s UCP and is behind Syfy and USA’s Chucky, Hulu’s Candy and The Act — which recently got a viewing bump due to its subject, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, being back in the news — and Peacock’s A Friend of the Family.

Levinson will also work on several current projects in the works at Eat the Cat, including a Murdaugh Murders series for Hulu, a feature adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s Verity at Amazon and a Cape Fear series written by Antosca, which has sparked a bidding war from several outlets.

Levinson comes to Eat the Cat from Automatik Entertainment, where she was most recently vp production and development. During her time there she helped manage a wide-ranging slate that includes the Insidious franchise, Oz Perkins’ Gretel & Hansel and Upgrade.

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