Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 6/11/14

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

  • Gary Lennon (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) is developing a drama series for Showtime about a rehab community in Venice Beach during the ’80s. (Think Synanon but don’t say it cuz…lawsuits. Yer munch addic definitely would check this out, btw cuz…my dad, you know?)
  • Nick Kocher & Brian McElhaney (TV noobs) are bringing their web series about their adventures as friends, BRITANICK, to Comedy Central. (Cuz the only way they could feel comfortable in TV was to continue working for peanuts and bitching about being underpaid. Well, that’s the gist of what they said to yers truly, but, hey….)
  • Margaret Atwood‘s book trilogy, Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam are being developed as a TV series at HBO. (So time to get in touch with Brandi-Ann Milbradt, who’s the producer over there and, I hear, leading the search for a writer or maybe even writers. Hmm, I’ve always liked the name Brandi-Ann. Do you suppose…?)
  • Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy (HEMLOCK GROVE)are writing an adaptation of Philipp Meyer’s novel The Son for AMC, a drama about the “bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. (One, y’hear? Not two or three. Just one and don’t you forget it.)