Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 7/1/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Jennie Snyder Urman (EMILY OWENS, MD) is adapting JANE THE VIRGIN, a drama based on a Venezuelan telenovela, for the CW. (Hmm, if the GOP is so smart, why isn’t it trying to make big money from the Latino market, the way the TV biz is.)
  • Ben Aaronovitch (REVENGE OF THE DALEKS) has optioned his urban fantasy series, Rivers of London to London’s Feel Films. (This is the same Ben Aaronovitch who swore he’d never write for TV again. Well, maybe he’ll just supervise this time, which means, English TVWriter™ visitors, start your agents’ engines!)
  • Speaking of getting your agents in motion, word is out that the search is on for a writer to adapt Declan Hill’s book The Fix for international TV. (Whoa, 2 potential UK gigs in a row. What can this portend?)
  • Lauren Iungerich (AWKWARD) is leaving the show, which she’s been producing since creating it 3 years ago. (The way we hear it she was upset because MTV passed on her latest pilot and is showing the net a thing or two. Maybe she’ll move to Britain and kick RIVERS OF LONDON butt?)
  • Chris Crowe (LAST OF THE MOHICANS feature film) is writing the FX limited series, LAST OF THE MOHICANS. (Because the film did so well…oh, wait, that isn’t how it went down at all. Okay then, how about this: Because FX knows how much everyone likes to see a good, heartwarming Indian massacre? No? Well how about…?)

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