America Online and TV producer Brandon Tartikoff have formed a partnership to create original entertainment products for online, TV and books. The first project, "Beggars and Choosers," is an online serial that will launch next spring online and on Showtime as a made-for-TV movie. The online portion of the serial will be produced by Scott Zakarin and Troy Bolotnick, the creators of "The Spot." Mr. Tartikoff, a longtime TV wunderkind, heads H. Beale Co., a Los Angeles production company. The deal was brokered by William Morris Agency.
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