Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 12/15/14


Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE) is co-writing and directing a new HBO drama series called CODES OF CONDUCT. (Yer friendly neighborhood munchenstein would tell you more about this series, but whomever sent us the press release never bothered to include the name of the aforementioned co-writer. So fuck these people, you know?)
  • Jeff Astrof (GROUND FLOOR) has a new overall deal with Warner Brothers TV. (And I say that any time a former FRIENDS writer gets a deal it’s just like it’s happening to a member of the family. Uh-oh, did I just give something away? Like my age maybe?)
  • J.K. Rowling (you might remember her) just sold her series of pseudonymous books about a private investigator named Cormoran Strike to BBC as the basis for a series. (She wrote the books under the name Robert Galbraith, so if you’re a fan of his, you’re also a fan of hers. Wow, this transgender stuff is everywhere now!)
  • David J. Rosen (I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK) is developing PROFESSIONALS, a comedy about corporate espionage, for Showtime. (Cuz all these corporate execs understand is what happens in corps like theirs, which may make perfect sense but still doesn’t mean that anybody not in that world gives a golldarn. Oh wait – is there anybody left who isn’t in the corporate world? Hmm….)
  • Hey, did I just write a paragraph about a guy whose most successful and recognizable credit is something called I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK? Oh, God, I did…I did….Time to end it all – for today anyway.

That’s it for now, munchachos. Don’t forget to write in and tell yers truly what you’ve sold when you sell it. Cuz TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)