Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
Rene Balcer (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT) will be showrunner of the new CBS drama, THE ORDAINED, working with Lisa Cullen,the show’s creator. (So if you’re an old writer bud, now’s the time to start bugging your pal for a new gig!)
Andy Briggs (TARZAN ) is writing THE DRAKE EQUATION, a drama pilot about a Space Intelligence Agency. (And the showrunner will be Tim Kring. But don’t worry about getting on staff just yet. The notion is still homeless for now. )
Aaron Guzikowski (PRISONERS) has gotten the Sundance Channel to greenlight his drama series THE DESCENDANTS straight to series. Of course, he had to make them the owners of the show, but, hey, we do what we gotta do. (And now what you’ve got to do is find out who you know who’s BFF with Aaron and use that to make your writing staff dreams come true. We know you’ve already got the talent, right?
Curtis Gwinn (NTSF:SD:SVU, DEATH VALLEY), Channing Powell (WHITE COLLAR), and Matt Negrete (also WHITE COLLAR) have joined the writing staff of THE WALKING DEAD, with Curtis as Supervising Producer. (So call ’em! Now!)
Kyle Killen (AWAKE) has written INFLUENCE, a drama pilot for ABC that will star Christian Slater as a slick ex-con who solves people’s problems by, um, manipulating the folks who’re giving them trouble. (We love these truelife adventures!)
…bringing joy to those of us who consider ourselves not only friends of Curtis Gwinn (one of the Executive Producers of the series & a former member of the TVWriter™ Advanced Online Workshop) but fans as well.
Now that, kids, is a fucking acronym to hold onto!
In addition to his web series, FINDING SUSAN GLENN, which we wrote about a few days ago, Max Greenfield is also scheduled to appear on one of our favorite Adult Swim shows, NTSF:SD:SUV::.
According to a report on TVGuide.Com, Greenfield is playing “…a Robert Pattinson type. I’m a teen heartthrob who might have an accent…or two…or three. The accent isn’t really from anywhere. Shooting it was really fun. I play a sexy Frankenstein.” And when he does it he looks like this:
Looks like NTSF:SD:SUV:: is planning on doing several film parodies this year including BEVERLY HILLS COP, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, and CHARLIE’S ANGELS. Looks like all that’s missing from the series is former Executive Producer Curtis J. Gwinn, who’s now a producer on NBC’s ANIMAL PRACTICE. We love Curtis and have only two words for him at this time:read article