Tim Federle, Creator of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Extends Disney Deal

The creator of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Tim Federle, has extended his contract with Disney. Variety is reporting that Federle and his Chorus Boy Productions have signed a multi-year overall deal with Disney Branded Television.

Along with being the creator of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Federle is also the showrunner and executive producer. The show is in its fourth season and can be seen exclusively on Disney+.

“Tim is a visionary leader with an unparalleled instinct for developing stories and characters that resonate deeply with teen and young adult audiences,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “He is a cherished member of our Disney Branded Television family, and I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to continue to tell great stories together.”

Federle has also hired two new creative executives to his Chorus Boy Productions. Bronwyn North-Reist, the former director of development at Disney Branded Television, and Jennie Frisbie, Federle’s longtime manager, have both joined Chorus Boy Productions.

“It is an honor to keep making shows and movies at a company that I consider to be the ultimate ‘magic kingdom,’” Federle said. “I’m thankful to Dana Walden, Craig Erwich, Ayo Davis and Charlie Andrews for their belief in me and for the force that is Bronwyn North-Reist and Jennie Frisbie, who are the best storyteller-whisperers I could be partnering with on this next adventure.”

Along with his work on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Federle has worked on other projects for Disney+. This includes writing and directing Better Nate Than Ever. This is based on Federle’s novel of the same name. He is also attached to direct the upcoming Sister Act 3. Throughout his career he has worked on Broadway, written books, directed, and also executive producing projects. He earned a Humanitas Prize for co-writing the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon.

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