EXCLUSIVE: Call my agent! and Marianne Writer Quoc Dang Tran has signed a first agreement with Universal International Studios, becoming the first French writer to sign such an agreement with a major studio.
The French-Vietnamese scribe will develop and produce English and French-language television projects with the Universal Studio Group division for the global market, co-produced with its recently created Daïmôn Films label.
Dang Tran wrote about a hit French series Call my agent!, Netflix French Horror Marianne and is the creator of Canal+ Nox.
Disney+ Original Sound parallels, the first French-language streamer, will debut on the platform tomorrow and premiere at Series Mania, where news of Dang Tran’s partnership was just broken by Universal International Studios President Beatrice Springborn.
Springborn called him “an incredible storyteller and producer who works across genres and elevates everything he touches.”
“We are honored that he chose the ISU as his creative home and we are thrilled to collaborate and help bring his exquisite visions to life,” she added.
Dang Tran said, “I couldn’t be happier to have a creative home in a place where the originality and distinctive view of the creative world is truly encouraged.”
Speaking exclusively to Deadline last week, Dang Tran said the streaming revolution has given non-English-speaking writers like him opportunities in genres they were previously unable to break into, like science fiction.
Universal International Studios is on board with this penchant for European talent and last week unveiled a similar partnership with Spanish producer Buendía Estudios to co-develop and co-produce Spanish-language series for the global market.
Springborn also said they would “announce a few more local language deals from some larger territories” in the coming months.