Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/18/14

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Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& (INTERSTELLAR) is developing Isaac Asimov‘s FOUNDATION series of books into a series for HBO. (And yer munchiness is curious as hell re what Asimov, who was all about the word, would think of whatever script Jonny boy comes up with. Anybody want to venture a guess. Give it a go cuz, after all, nobody will ever be able to prove you wrong.) Bryan Cranston & David Shore (if you need to ask who these dudes are there’s no reason for you to read any further here) are co-writing SNEAKY PETE, a CBS drama about a con man who hides his past by taking the name of his cellmate. (Cuz, I gotta assume, the protagonist’s crimes are much worse than the other guys…but what would Isaac Asimov have defined as “worse” anyway?) =&1=& (WILL & GRACE) are co-writing a Fox comedy series about a single mother, her kids, and her grifter (as in con man?) father when they move from New Jersey to L.A. (Whatcha think, Asimov fans? Would the good doctor have gone for this one? Why? Why not? Huh? Huh?) Andrea Newman (CHICAGO FIRE) is writing the pilot for a “supernatural thriller in a realistic tone” for NBC. (Leading yer favorite munchhausen to turn to the late Mr. Asimov and wonder – aloud – “If they want realism, why use a writer from CHICAGO FIRE? Whaddaya think, Isaac?” Uh-oh, Dr. Asimov is frowning. Guess you’d have to be one of the 4 people in the universe who watched CHICAGO FIRE to know what I’m talking about. Oh well….)

That’s it for now. Write in and tell munchilito what you’ve sold today. TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/11/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
  •  Moira Walley-Beckett (BREAKING BAD) is writing an unnamed Starz drama pilot about the gritty, dark side of…ballet? (C’mon, ya gotta love the switch. Ya gotta…unless, of course, you don’t.)
  • Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (both of SKYFALL) are writing the pilot and, we suppose, more for BARBARELLA, currently being readied for international syndication. (Yeppers, it’s that BARBARELLA. Yippee!)
  • Bryan Cranston (actor – BREAKING BAD) has a first-look deal with Sony to develop and produce new series…and then star in them. (Once upon a time this kind of thing was reserved for writers. But, well, we’re all writers now…right?)
  • Rashida Jones & Will McCormack (CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER) have a deal with Warner Brothers Television to develop, write, and produce their own TV projects there. (Yes, she’s the actress from PARKS AND RECREATION. We toldja everybody’s a writer now.)