Netflix Alum Natalie DeVito Signs First-Look Deal With American High

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix alumna Natalie DeVito has signed a first-look deal with Jeremy Garelick and Will Phelps’ American High.

During her more than four years at Netflix, eventually serving as Manager, Original Independent Features, DeVito was heavily involved in the development and production of such female-driven YA projects as writer-director Sophia Alvarez. Together for the ride-based on Sarah Dessen’s novel – and the upcoming by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson take revenge. She worked at Focus Features and Universal Pictures prior to her time with the streamer, and is a proud alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin and the NBC Page Program.

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“Having experienced three different high schools across state lines, I am excited to partner with American High, a company founded on the belief that high school, with all its ups and downs, is the shared experience that makes us brings it all together,” DeVito said. “Garelick and team continue to give new voices a place to grow, and perhaps most importantly, know how to make an audience laugh.”

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“Natalie’s vast experience, from growing up on her grandfather’s sets to curating the best YA movies in streaming history, makes her the perfect link for our American high hole,” added Garelick.

American High is a production company specializing in provocative teen comedies the binge Helmer Jeremy Garelick and his production partner Phelps co-founded LD Entertainment with producer Mickey Liddell’s in 2017. In the years since, the company has shot 14 feature films, including James Morosini’s I love my fatherwho won multiple top prizes at SXSW 2022; the bingewith Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco and Vince Vaughn, and the upcoming sequel; crush, with Auli’i Cravalho and Rowan Blanchard; and Big Time Adolescencewith Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to producing multiple films a year, the company plans to fund and acquire a number of third-party films that align with the mission of the American High brand.

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