Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/1/14

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

  • Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan (IN AMERICA) are adapting their Best Screenplay nominated feature film (that would be, you know, IN AMERICA) into an HBO series to be called – oh, you guessed – IN AMERICA. (Hey, it’s drama! It’s indie! It’s got art cred! And a tale of the struggle of a family of 21st century Irish immigrants to adapt, survive, maybe even thrive in the good ole USA is contemporary storytelling at its– Oh, wait, did munchero say “contemporary?” Gulp.)
  • Howard Gordon (24) just agreed to accept another ton of $$$ to stay at 20th Telly for a few more years. (Dude is so damn successful I keep waiting for him to buy an ABA team. But if he did, would there still be one left for me to shell out for when my ship comes in? Damn you, Howard Gordon, you’ve stolen my career and my basketball franchise and, and…oh, who the hell cares?)
  • Brian Balasco (DirecTV’s upcoming series KINGDOM) has a new overall deal with Endemol Studio. (Cuz you never know, DirecTV shows may turn out to be hot. And if not, well overalls are absolutely the most security you can expect in this biz. 2 years of guaranteed income…sad as it sounds, that’s genuinely huge. Congrats, Brian!)
  • Rick Eid (DARK BLUE) is writing the pilot for CBS’s ACQUITTAL, based on the nonfiction book, Acquittal: An Insider Reveals The Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts by Richard Gabriel. (And if there’s anything I want to see every week more than a dastardly criminal getting off be cause of some despicable defense strategy or strange behind-the-scenes stuff going down, I dunno what that would be.)

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 9/30/14

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

  • Akiva Goldsmith (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) & Marc Haimes (THE LAST WORD) are closing a deal to develop TITANS, a TNT series based on DC Comics Teen Titans superhero group. (Cuz we can never have too many superheroes on TV right? Especially young ones. Dunno about you, but I’m thinking that this deal, if it goes through, will officially mark the jumping the shark moment in the superhero-television relationship. Jeeze, folks, the munchmaller loves comics as much as the next geek, but c’mon!)
  • Julia Brownell (PARENTHOOD) is adapting an article from The Atlantic called “Two Couples, One Mortgage” into a comedy for NBC. (And as somebody who’s pretty much resigned to never being able to afford my own home – especially if I keep on butting my head and hanging my hat in L.A. – I’m intrigued and ready to identify. But will it play in Peoria?)
  • Josh GoldinRachel Abramowitz (Outlaw Country) are adapting Dan Brown‘s novel Digital Fortress into a series at ABC. (It’s described as “an international thriller set in the world of the NSA during a global threat.” Wow. Haven’t seen anything like that since the – terrible – NCIS season opener last week.)
  • David Slack (PERSON OF INTEREST) is writing the pilot for ABC’s PROTECT & SURVIVE. (And unlike so many projects that have loglines but no title, this baby has the title but no logline. I’m thinking it’s another cop thing about trying to keep order in a tough part of town, but who knows? Maybe it’s about a poor little mousey, trying to keep her babies safe in a hole in the wall while evil humans keep setting traps. Or an adventurous prostitute trying to earn a living while dealing with johns who refuse to wear condoms, or….)

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….)