FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS/PARENTHOOD Genius Gets Some Big Bucks

We like this guy. Great writer-producer. Terrible hair. Inspiring yet comfortable to be around.

Jason Katims Inks New Deal With Universal TV, Hires Michelle Lee As Development Exec
by Nellie Andreeva 

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Katims, the Emmy-winning writer-executive producer behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, has extended his relationship with the studio behind both series, Universal Television, in a new overall deal. Under the two-year pact, Katims will continue as executive producer on NBC’s Parenthood, in addition to developing new projects…

Read it all

TVWriter™ Posts of the Week

Here they are, the TVWriter™ posts TeamTVWriter likes best for the week ending today, June 29th:

What Writers Can Learn from Saving Hope (Part I) read article

What Writers Can Learn from Saving Hope (Part II)

Kathy Fuller returns with more about the good that can come from a bad TV show. Talk about an optimist!

by Kathy Fuller

Mistake #2: Don’t just stand there, do something! read article

I Just Found the Best Site…

by Larry Brody

…For how-to info on writing/producing/directing/you-name-it.

Why’re you still sitting there? Get thee to http://guru.bafta.org and check out everything that’s there. It’s the UK version of the U.S. Motion Picture Academy, but, as usual (except for the surveillance camera thing) the Brits get it right. read article

A Show I’d Probably Watch

by Larry Brody

Having spent most of my life feeling like a really lost, Lost Boy, this one’s a natural to me:

Imagine & 20th Century Fox TV Prep Peter Pan-Themed Series ‘The League Of Pan’
by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: One of the first high-profile series projects for next season is coming together. 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine TV are developing The League Of Pan, a fairytale-themed drama series that takes on the story of Peter Pan. Based on an idea by up-and-coming writer Brian McCauley Johnson, League Of Pan is described as a re-imagining of the Peter Pan mythology. Set in modern day, it centers around the Lost Boys and takes place 10 years after they’ve left Neverland. Imagine TV and 20th TV are in the process of searching for a showrunner who would co-write the pilot script with Johnson. With a showrunner on board, the project will be taken out to the networks.