Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/13/14


Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are=&0=& (CRISIS) is writing the pilot for a Fox TV series based on FRANKENSTEIN. (But not on Universal’s classic version of said tome. Cuz that one’s going to the bigger screen as part of a monster movie Universal is creating with the intention of being even more marvelously profitable than, you know, Marvel.) Wellesley Wild (TED) is writing a pilot for a U.S. version of the Australian web series, THE WEATHERMAN for, oh look, for Fox again. (This is the third Fox reboot of the day. What’s that tell us about Fox Network creativity, huh? Right – a lot. All of it…icky.) Matt Hubbard (30 ROCK) is writing the pilot for Fox’s CABOT COLLEGE, a totally original, absolutely non-rebooted or adapted comedy based on the life of comedian-actress Fortune Feimster, who will, of course, star in the show. (Christ, even when they go with new stuff Fox still totally fills yer friendly neighborhood muncher with bad feelings. What do I feel bad about now? Let’s just say that the very unfamiliar name of Fortune Feimster is way too much like being in Canada itself – in other words, it’s like being in a parallel world that looks like ours except that everything everybody there takes for granted makes me go, “WTF?”)

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 3/4/14

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

  • Matt Hubbard (30 ROCK) has a new 2 year development deal at Universal Television. He’s also writing-producing Fox’s sitcom CABOT COLLEGE. (If those two victories aren’t reason enough to hate this far-too-talented guy, then what it? Congrat, Matty baby!)
  • Aron Eli Coleite (HEROES) is writing the pilot for a Fox family drama not-so-cleverly titled HOME. (Cuz family “thrillers” are in now, and so is the irony of giving something a warm and fuzzy name and then using it to scare the hell out of us. Well, guess what, Fox Network? The munchy one doesn’t scare easy. Nosirree.)
  • Justin Monjo (FARSCAPE) is writing the pilot for an HBO s-f series based on George C. CHesbro‘s series of novels about criminologist Mongo (not Monjo) the Magnificent. (And, cuz not only is he a fan fave, he’s a “little person” fan fave, Peter Dinklage is set to star. Political correctness, diversity, and eager, panting fans, all in one package. It’s positively munchifying, y’know?)
  • Nicole Riegel (newbie) is writing a Fox pilot “set in a contemporary wartime context.” (Hmm, that’s pretty vague. Nobody munchie knows could have set up that kinda pitch. But then, nobody munchie knows would have Cary Joji Fukunaga, director-producer of TRUE DETECTIVE to pitch it for ’em. Good work, Nicole!)