Jon Turteltaub, a veteran film director and the executive producer of "Jericho," has inked a deal with ABC Studios to produce TV series through his Junction Entertainment production company, Deadline.com reports.
Turteltaub had been with CBS TV Studios for four years, spearheading the series "Jericho" and "Harper’s Island." The USA Network program "Common Law," which has yet to bow, is also one of Turteltaub’s productions.
His new pact with ABC Studios is an overall deal for two years.
As a feature director, Turteltaub had a hit in 2004 with "National Treasure," starring Nicolas Cage, and more recently directed "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" — also with Cage.
Junction Entertainment has been run by Karim Zreik and Dan Shotz for more than 10 years, the story notes.