Shawn Levy will produce two new films two new TV pilots through his 21 Laps Entertainment; most likely, he'll also direct as well.
On the film side, Universal has picked up Alex Williams' fantasy novel, The Talent Thief; Variety notes Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay will write the screenplay about a boy trying to thwart a villain who's using a bizarre creature to steal people's special talents. The other film for Fox is the dramedy, Father Figurema written by Mark Friedman.
For the small screen, Fox TV picked up the romantic comedy, The Institution about three couples as they weather the highs and lows of matrimony. The second show will be co-produced through CBS; a sitcom, The Swim Team created by Rich Appel is about a 30-ish narcissistic bachelor whose sperm bank visit during college comes back to haunt him when the offspring turn up on his doorstep.