John Ostrander: Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

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by John Ostrander

There are certain films I’ve discovered just by channel surfing; likewise, there are films that I know and when I come across them (again, channel surfing), I may stay to watch a given scene and then find myself watching the film through to the end. Most of the OT Star Wars movies are like that; so isCasablanca. This morning my Mary and I came across another, Miss Pettgrew Lives For A Day.  I found it first on TV, bought a copy, and today watched the movie through to the end anyway. read article

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/9/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Cindy Chupack (SEX AND THE CITY) is writing the pilot for THE LONGEST DATE, a Fox Network sitcom based on her upcoming memoir The Longest Date: Life as a Wife. (Hey, LB, if they’re going as far back as SATC for writer type people, maybe they’ll get to you and your generation soon!)
  • David Magee (LIFE OF PI) has written the pilot for an ABC drama series to be called TRAVELERS, about – what else? – a family that travels through time. (We confess that we’re looking forward to this one, but primarily because we want to see what a Magee script is like without CGI tigers et al.)
  • Further news on the David Magee (LIFE OF PI) front: Turns out he’s also adapting LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN for Fox and a comedy called AMERICAN GIRLS ON VACATION for Showtime.  (In case you’ve been wondering why, amid the plethora of networks that can give us gigs most of us never get one. It’s because of dudes like David, not because we suck or have been blacklisted. Whew.)
  • Janine Sherman Barrois (CRIMINAL MINDS) has a fresh new overall deal with ABC Studios, under which she’ll continue as E.P. of CRIMINAL MINDS while developing other bone-chilling stuff. (Wait, she also writes comedy, having working on THE JAMIE FOXX SHOW. Don’tcha hate when other people are way multi-faceted?)