Former “Alias” star Jennifer Garner has signed a development deal with ABC, Entertainment Weekly reports. 20th Century Fox has also signed Jason Winer, director of ABC “Modern Family” pilot, to a two-year, seven-figure overall deal, the Hollywood Reporter says.
Garner will develop projects for ABC under her Vandalia Films production title. While specifics have yet to be revealed, the deal does not specifically call for Garner to star in any of those potential projects.
As part of his deal, Winer will be a co-executive producer for ABC’s “Family” and direct six of the show’s initial 12 episodes. Winer will also write, develop and direct other projects for the studio.