Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 7/24/14

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

  • Lesley Livingston‘s young adult Wondrous Strange trilogy has been sold to Shaftesbury Films to be adapted into a TV series, so probably they’re looking for, heh, a writer to develop the project further. (Cuz as a Shaftesbury spokesperson said, Buffy the Vampire SlayerBitten and Orphan Black have shown us that television audiences are hungry for genre series featuring strong female protagonists who are dealing with extraordinary circumstances in the real world.” Yeppers, kids, yesterday’s edgy has already become today’s tried and true. And you know what that means for the future…. )
  • John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE) has a new overall deal with ABC Studios (cuz the fact that he has one of the biggest “hard-to-get-along-with reps in Hollywood doesn’t scare those fearless execs. Nossiree, baby. Wonder if this means that the era of the spineless “Organization Man” TV writer is coming to a close?)
  • Aaron McGruder (BOONDOCKS) has a new Adult Swim deal. (And is creating/producing a live-action series called HOOLIGAN SQUAD there. I’d want to write for that one just cuz of the name alone. Hey, anybody know Aaron’s private number?)
  • David Franzoni (GLADIATOR) and Michael Finch (PREDATORS) are writing THE CRUSADERS, a mini-series for Spike TV. (Cuz Spike is more macho than any gladiator or predator or crusader, for that matter. Just ask his mama.)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 3/20/14

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

  • Nikki Toscano (BATES MOTEL) has a 2-year deal to develop new series at Universal TV. (Cuz she has a pilot at CBS that’s looking very, very good for a pick-up and Uni wants to make sure she’s locked up before she wants an even richer deal.)
  • Entertainment One TV (HELL ON WHEELS) has acquired the rights to Frederick Pohl‘s justly iconic book series Gateway and is looking for a writer/developer/showrunner. (So if you’re a science fiction freak with TV credits up your, um, gateway, get your people to corner their people and start what could be a very entertaining journey.)
  • Aaron McGruder (BOONDOCKS) has a series order from Adult Swim for his new live-action scripted comedy BLACK JESUS. (And believe your l’il munchman when I tell you I really, really, really hope that the execution of this show is at least half as good as the title.)