Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/12/14

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

  • John Scalzi‘s Hugo award winning s-f novel, Redshirts, is being developed into a mini-series on FX. The book is as in, hip, and trendy as you can get, show what happens to an ensign on a 25th Century starship when he realizes that somebody always dies on every away mission and that somebody is always an ensign – like him. Roddenberry woulda loved it, no? (Yers Trooly thinks this is cooler than shit, plus this is an open assignment. Get your agent on the horn quick. Get the writing gig!)
  • Speaking of science fiction, Todd Slavkin & Darren Schwimmer (SMALLVILLE) are showrunning Syfy’s upcoming supernatural type series, DOMINION. (So if you know ’em, it’s definitely time to take these boys to lunch. Oh, hell, even if you don’t know em!)
  • Timothy Patrick McLanahan (evidently a newb) is suing Tom Cruise, Brad Grey and all the production companies and studios involved in the making of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PATROL for, you know, “copyright infringement.” (Which our favorite copyright attorney tells me is exactly the wrong thing to do even if the facts favor Tim cuz there’s a statutory damages limitation on on that particular allegation and legal costs start at fifty gs. Go for more gold, Timmy. C’mon, give the Man real hell!