eOne signs first-look deal with Chopped creators

Cleve Keller and Dave Noll will develop and produce original unscripted programming for the studio through their Keller/Noll banner.

cleve keller headshotEntertainment One (eOne) has signed a first-look deal with Cleve Keller (pictured right) and Dave Noll (left), the creators of culinary competition Chopped.

Under the agreement, Keller and Noll will develop and produce original unscripted programming for eOne through their Keller/Noll banner.

In addition to Food Network’s Chopped, the pair have created formats such as Winsanity! for GSN, Rocco’s Dinner Party for Bravo, Cover Shot for TLC, FilmFakers and Movies 101 for AMC and the Japanese game show You Vs., which is the first game show in the history of Japanese television to be created outside the country.

dave noll headshotKeller and Noll created, sold and exec produced Chopped and several other titles while working for Barry Diller’s Notional production company in 2009.

Other unscripted producers who have first-look deals with eOne alternative programming include Chris Deaux’s Two Fifteen West Entertainment, Kevin Healey, Riaz Patel and Behind The Music producers Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s Creature Films. eOne also recently signed a first-look TV deal with L.A.-based prodco Piller Segan.

eOne’s recent unscripted credits include Growing Up Hip-Hop for WE tv,  Nicole & Jianni’s Shore Flip for FYI and About the Business for BET.

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