Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/30/14

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

  • Matt Venne (BAG OF BONES) is writing the pilot for a TV version of the 1997 film THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE for NBC. (And you betcha I’ll munch on this. I couldn’t find anything to complain about when I saw the Keanu Reeves-Al Pacino film except the casting, and neither one of those guys is going to be in the series, right? Right? God, I hope so.)
  • Paul Webb (SELMA) is adapting No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s Pulitzer Prize winning book about Franklin D. Roosevelt (he was a U.S. president back when presidents had, you know, status) into a mini-series for Fox TV. (And, nopers, I probably won’t watch this cuz…10 #$@! hours? And no hobbits or dragons in sight? Sorry, history buffs, but this ain’t for me.)
  • Peter Knight (BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS) is writing the comedy pilot THE SOUND OF THE SUMNERS for Fox. (The plan is for this to be a “musical family comedy,” which means that it’ll never make it to anybody’s schedule and even if it does – don’t set your DVR for more than 6 episodes. Would the munchman steer you wrong?)
  • Ashley Pharoah & Matthew Graham (LIFE ON MARS) are writing a new BBC America series called THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, about the conflict between ways of life in late 1880s England. (I’m thrilled about this because not only did Ashley and Matt create the sensational UK version of LIFE ON MARS – not the crap U.S. go-round – they’re the only writers in today’s report whose credits include something I’ve heard of or, for that matter, that sounds even vaguely real. BAG OF BONES? BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS? WTF?)

Write in and tell me 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 9/26/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Jason Micallef (BUTTER) is writing the pilot for THE WHOLE SHEBANG, a Fox drama pilot about Jennifer Garner. (Well, there may be more to the premise than that, but we here at TVWriter™ don’t care cuz…Jennifer Garner!!! y’all.)
  • Shane Brennan (NCIS) is developing a musical drama with Tiesto, who is described as “a superstar DJ and record producer.(And we’re sure you’re all thrilled about this because so what if nobody outside a very small circle has ever heard of Tiesto, he’s a fucking superstar…y’all.)
  • Matt Venne (A BAG OF BONES) is developing an untitled drama based on Linwood Barclay’s  novel Never Look Away for NBC. (Where of course they’d never think to actually use the title of the book. Cuz that might make “readers” tune in. As in people who read once in awhile. As in, “Oh, you think you’re so damn smart,” y’know?)
  • Jeff Dixon (sorry but we have no idea who he is) has sold a spec pilot to ABC Family called THE FINAL GIRLS  and is some kind of a horror project. (And we use the word “horror” in its fullest sense cuz look out world, Jamie Lee Curtis is set to star in this thing. And, yeppers, we find her horrifying indeedy.)
  • Jamie Abrams & DJ Lubel (WOMEN OF LA) have sold a showbiz comedy, LAST NIGHT, to Fox. (This particular sale is a Big Deal cuz Jamie and DJ are newbies who got one Acme Ton O’Attention when their WOMEN OF LA video went bigtime viral. We can do it, kids. Really we can! Congrats, guys, you’re an inspiration.)