Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/27/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Colin Wilson’s ancient novel, The Space Vampires is being adapted into a TV series pilot to be called LIFEFORCE as soon as Ringleader Studios finds a writer. (So get them on the horn ASAP and let ’em know how great it would be if we whoops, you could get the gig.)
  • Barbie Kligman (PRIVATE PRACTICE) is the new showrunner of ABC’s upcoming adaptation of the Australian crime drama SECRETS & LIES, so she’s somebody you should get in touch with pretty damn soon too. (We love the title of this series and also just happen to have complete faith in all women named Barbie – cuz…Barbie, you know? – so we figure this could be a long and successful staff gig for all those who get it.)
  • New network WGN America is putting together THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (about you know what) as a ten part series. Bruce Cohen (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) is producing. Why not pick your favorite commandment and give him a call? (And don’t forget to tell him TVWriter™ sent you cuz…cuz…waitaminnit, we’ll figure out a reason eventually….)
  • Chris Fedak (CHUCK) is developing THE WOODS, a haunted house drama, for Syfy. (Haunted? Like with ghosts? But where are the zombies? And the vampires? Ya gotta have zombies and vampires cuz they’re hotter n’ even Satan His Shiny Self now, no?)
  • Angela Ruhinda (interweb hero!) has sold her spec interracial love story pilot, IMAN & ANDY to ABC. (Well, actually, Whoopi Goldberg and Ben Silverman did the selling, but they aren’t writers so fuck ’em. Good luck, Angela! You really are an interweb hero to us.)