Kelly Jo Brick: Highlights from the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit


By Kelly Jo Brick

Developing material through a different lens was a recurring theme during Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit. In this day long event, panelists discussed the challenges of staying relevant and reimagining their strategies as the entertainment industry grows and adapts to new technologies.

When looking at the current entertainment atmosphere and the future of the film industry, President of Imagine Entertainment, Erica Huggins, declared, “A good story is a good story.” But stories can now be told in many ways as she added that there is, “A select group of people that will always tune in for something that is great.” read article

Ex-SUPERNATURAL Showrunner’s Medical Project Set Up at ABC

…But why does it sound so familiar?

ABC Nabs Sera Gamble/Greg Berlanti Medical Drama With Penalty – by Nellie Andreeva

In Berlanti Prods.’ first sale this development season, the Warner Bros. TV-based company has set up a medical drama at ABC. The project, written/executive produced by former Supernatural co-showrunner Sera Gambleand executive produced by Greg Berlanti, centers on world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Steven Saylor who becomes a medical anomaly himself after suffering a traumatic brain injury. He’s forced to re-specialize as an internist at the hospital where he was once king. The untitled drama, produced by Berlanti Prods. and WBTV, has received a script commitment with penalty. Melissa Kellner Berman co-executive produces. read article