Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Hires Julie Waters as Head of Development – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Julie Waters has joined Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Pictures as Head of TV and Film Development.

Waters, who has a background in both TV and film development, comes from Temple Hill Entertainment, where she spent six years, most recently as VP, Development & Production. Her producing credits include: Dave (FXX/Hulu) and the upcoming Hulu series The other black girl, created by Zakiya Harris and Rashida Jones. During her time at Temple Hill, Waters also developed Love, Victor for Hulu/20th and oversaw a number of deals development at Lionsgate TV, MRC and 20th, selling series through streaming platforms, cable and broadcast. In functions she developed The Netherfield Girls starring filmmaker Becca Gleason and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Prior to Temple Hill, Waters held positions at Fox21 Television Studios and UTA. She is also the founder of QWEER, a networking organization for queer women in entertainment.

“I am excited to enter this new chapter of Scrap Paper Pictures alongside the indomitable force that is Julie Waters,” said Brosnahan. “She is an exceptionally talented producer and a passionate advocate for both great artists and great material. Me and our team look forward to working with her and learning from her.”

Waters fills a void left by Paige Simpson’s departure last year. In addition to Brosnahan, Waters joins Scrap Paper Pictures’ creative executive Russell Kahn. Founded by Emmy-winning The wonderful Mrs. Maisel Star Brosnahan in 2019, the company develops and produces film, television, theater and digital content across all genres. On the TV side, Brosnahan has a deal with Amazon Studios to develop projects under the banner of Scrap Paper Pictures.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Rachel and the Scrap Paper Pictures team,” said Waters. “I’ve admired Rachel for years and after meeting her I was so inspired by her vision of the company. Our interests align with our desire to produce artist-driven content and empower storytellers to push the boundaries of what we traditionally see in film and television.”

Scrap Paper Pictures produced the Amazon Original feature, I am your wife which Brosnahan also starred in, and the executive produced the award-nominated women-only comedy special left every year, which was released on Prime Video in December 2020. The second episode, hosted by Yvonne Orji, returned in December 2021. Onstage, Scrap Paper Pictures produced the off-Broadway production The big filter for the benefit of theater artists through the Cultural Solidarity Fund. Scrap Paper Pictures also produced the upcoming podcasts Miranda .’s obsession and listen in, starring Brosnahan, which will air in 2022 and has developed a range of film and television projects, including the previously announced Am I there yet? based on Mari Andrew’s book. Brosnahan will also executive produce and star in The switch, based on Beth O’Leary’s novel of the same name, starring Amblin Partners.

Scrap Paper Pictures and Brosnahan are represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams

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