Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/21/14

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Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& (THE FINEST HOURS) is developing LIFE IN THE SHADOWS, some whacked-out FBI-witness protection abomination that the production company, Landscape Entertainment, hopes to sell to some network somewhere, some time. (Sorry, sorry, this really is no news at all. In my defense, all I can say is Landscape’s PR person made me cover this. Promised me a big scoop on their next big project, so how could a mere muncher resist?) The Dawson Brothers (Hey, they’re a big deal writing trio at the BBC) are writing the pilot for NBC’s THE SPENCER TAPES, a comedy about “a…college professor who rediscovers his old camcorder tapes and realizes that life hasn’t turned out the way he’d hoped.” (And if that doesn’t sound funny enough, consider this: The professor’s all of 30 years old, so, yeah, of course his life and chances are already over cuz…30, y’know?)

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….)

The DA VINCI’S DEMONS Hype Has Us In Its Spell

da_vinci's_demons_kiteHere’s what David S. Goyer, creator-writer-producer of the new Starz series, has to say about his new show, coming April 12th, via The H’wood Reporter:

“We’ve embellished it with what I’m calling historical fantasy; he had an incredible life and we didn’t have to embellish as much as you’d think. I didn’t want to do Ye Olde Historical Drama; I wanted to do something historical, viewed through a modern prism… Da Vinci is kind of superhero-y, there are so many legends and tall tales about him. People have said aside from Christ he’s the most recognizable figure in the world. My approach wasn’t unsimilar to adapting Batman and Superman — obviously we did a lot more research.”

And here’s the latest trailer: read article

Something to Look Forward to: DA VINCI’S DEMONS

Not only does the series sound intriguing, but Starz is doing something we’d like to see a lot more of: Promoting it by showing what a star its creator, writer David S. Goyer is. Let’s say that again: Goyer’s a star and Starz knows it.

Comic-Con 2012 Video: First Teaser for Starz’s ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Unveiled
by Lesley Goldberg

The 1st teaser for Starz’s upcoming historical fantasy series Da Vinci’s Demons has debuted and it really is just as cryptic as you’d expect. read article