eOne ties Rookie Blue producer to deal

RookieBlue_2-copyEntertainment One Television has hooked long-term production partner ICF Films into a new multi-year agreement.

Producer Ilana Frank’s ICF coproduces ABC procedural Rookie Blue (pictured) which has run for 74 episodes, and CTV’s Saving Hope, which has run for 67, with mini-studio eOne.

Under terms of the new pact, eOne will serve as studio, deficit financier and distributor on all ICF projects.

The news comes soon after Jocelyn Hamilton was named president of eOne’s Canadian television business.

“As longtime partners, we are thrilled to broaden and lengthen our relationship with Ilana,” said eOne Television CEO John Morayniss. “She is one of the leading independent producers working in television today and continues to raise the bar with hit shows that speak to a worldwide audience.”

eOne first signed ICF to a first-look deal in 2008.