Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/15/12

“Of course I write for the love of it. If I wanted money I’d be a #$%! lawyer!” (Anonymous Award-Winning TV Writer Person)

  • Nastaran Dibai (RETIRED AT 35, ACCORDING TO JIM) has taken over as showrunner/head writer of MALIBU COUNTRY, replacing Kevin Abbott, who’s moved on to rehab.
  • It ain’t television, but this is too important to too many TV viewers for us to ignore it: Michael Arndt (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, TOY STORY 3) is writing the screenplay for Disney’s upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Not bad for a guy who started his career as an assistant.
  • This ain’t television either, strictly speaking, but we find it profoundly significant that writer Dan Davison (People’s Pilot 2010 1st Runner-Up with partner Anil Sthankiya) is now followed on Twitter by none other than Mark Cuban ($$$), who quite properly respects Dan’s financial acumen.
  • Henry Colman (THE LOVE BOAT) died November 7th at 89. Our condolences to his family and friends.
  • John Quaintance (WHITNEY) & David Feeney (2 BROKE GIRLS) have been elevated to co-showrunners of BEN AND KATE, replacing Garrett Donovan & Neil Goldman who have left because of “creative differences.” We assume that the entity they differ with is Fox Network, since BEN AND KATE is the lowest-rated of Fox’s Tuesday night comedies.

Anil Sees ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

by Anil Sthankiya

I look forward to ignoring this film on the History Channel.

Anil Sees BRAVE

Another mighty review from TVWriter™’s veteran Saskatoon correspondent, Anil Sthankiya.

Wait, did we say “veteran?” Producers, agents, no, don’t get the wrong idea, please. He’s young, he’s still young and vibrant and silly and immature and all that important stuff…oh, and he’s moved to L.A. Did we tell you he lives in L.A.?

Now, what we doing? Oh, right:

by Anil Sthankiya

After years of fellow animation studios producing technologically impressive but empty films, Pixar returns the favour, stealing their competition’s weak formula.