Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/9/14

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Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan (30 ROCK) are writing an untitled NBC comedy about “a middleaged ad executive who unexpectedly loses his job and cobbles together a ragtag team to launch his own grassroots agency from his garage.” (Is yer friendly neighborhood munchmanchero thinking correctly when he – that’s me – says that this is the first series he – still me – knows of that’s about a garage-style startup? Cuz to be honest here, I luv this idea.)
  • Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia (HUMAN TARGET) are adapting Garrett Graff‘s upcoming nonfiction book Raven Rock into an NBC drama about, well, here’s the complete title of the book, which kinda gives it away:  Raven Rock: The Inside Story Of The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself – While The Rest Of Us Die. (Hmm, wonder who we’re supposed to root for when we watch the show. Wonder how NBC’s gonna deflect the inevitable, you know, flak.)
  • Kevin Biegel & Mike Royce (ENLISTED) are writing a Fox pilot based on the 1989 film BIG. (And, yeppers, I know I gave Big Media hell for bringing back REAL GENIUS, another ’80s film just a few days ago, but, hey, this is BIG we’re talking about. I must’ve seen that film 150 times during the course of my life. Damn right I’ll turn on the series. Especially when it’s being done by cult geniuses like Kevin and Mike.)
  • Mark Bianculli (THE WAITING) is writing the pilot for MTV’s SELF PROMOTION,  called a “dark comedy” by The Hollywood Reporter. (And as somebody who can never get enough dark comedy, especially the kind that centers around an assistant who’s suspected of kidnapping or killing her “dragon lady” boss, I’m all gung ho on this one too. Mother of Mercy, can munalito be getting soft?)

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 3/11/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
by munchman

  • Chrissy Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein (COUGAR TOWN) have signed a 2 year deal to develop new projects for Universal TV. (So if you’re a big fan of COUGAR TOWN, MY NAME IS EARL, and something called BIG DAY, rejoice cuz with this kind of money changing hands something these two ladies write will definitely show up on your screen. OTOH, if you aren’t a fan….)
  • Lena Dunham (GIRLS) is writing a 4 part comic book series about everybody’s least hip, trendy, edgy, or even interesting teenager – Archie! Yep, she’s going to give the world her take on Archie and his gang. (And to make matters worse, Archie Comics is actually paying her to completely destroy their franchise. Oh, has the munchie one gone too far in showing his displeasure? Nah…I haven’t even come close to adequately expressing my disgust.)
  • Dylan Morgan & Josh Siegal (30 ROCK) have joined the uber talented Chrissy and Jessica with a 2 year deal of their own at Universal. (Except on this one el muncho is looking forward to the results of their labors.)
  • Leesa Dean (CHILLTOWN TV) has won the Focal Press “Bound to Create” contest, and TVWriter™ couldn’t be happier. (Cuz not only is she a genius animation writer-creator-producer, she just happens to be one of our featured columnists. Congrats, Leesa. Just one question…who’s Focal Press? Please spill cuz let’s be honest here, your friendly neighborhood munchman is way too lazy to google)