Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/9/14


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

  • Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan (30 ROCK) are writing an untitled NBC comedy about “a middleaged ad executive who unexpectedly loses his job and cobbles together a ragtag team to launch his own grassroots agency from his garage.” (Is yer friendly neighborhood munchmanchero thinking correctly when he – that’s me – says that this is the first series he – still me – knows of that’s about a garage-style startup? Cuz to be honest here, I luv this idea.)
  • Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia (HUMAN TARGET) are adapting Garrett Graff‘s upcoming nonfiction book Raven Rock into an NBC drama about, well, here’s the complete title of the book, which kinda gives it away:  Raven Rock: The Inside Story Of The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself – While The Rest Of Us Die. (Hmm, wonder who we’re supposed to root for when we watch the show. Wonder how NBC’s gonna deflect the inevitable, you know, flak.)
  • Kevin Biegel & Mike Royce (ENLISTED) are writing a Fox pilot based on the 1989 film BIG. (And, yeppers, I know I gave Big Media hell for bringing back REAL GENIUS, another ’80s film just a few days ago, but, hey, this is BIG we’re talking about. I must’ve seen that film 150 times during the course of my life. Damn right I’ll turn on the series. Especially when it’s being done by cult geniuses like Kevin and Mike.)
  • Mark Bianculli (THE WAITING) is writing the pilot for MTV’s SELF PROMOTION,  called a “dark comedy” by The Hollywood Reporter. (And as somebody who can never get enough dark comedy, especially the kind that centers around an assistant who’s suspected of kidnapping or killing her “dragon lady” boss, I’m all gung ho on this one too. Mother of Mercy, can munalito be getting soft?)

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 5/12/14

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

  • Jonathan Hickman‘s graphic novel, Pax Romana has been put into development at Syfy. Special Forces! Time travel! Ancient Rome! World War III! (Whoever writes this is gonna have one hell of a glorious time. Call your agent and make that writer you. Or, if you’re producing this thing, call Yer Friendly Neighborhood Munchman’s agent and make it – hehe – moi.)
  • Sera Gamble & John McNamara (SUPERNATURAL for Sera, IN PLAIN SIGHT for John-boy) are developing THE MAGICIANS, based on a series of books by Lev Grossman, also for Syfy. It’s described as “Harry Potter for grown-ups, so maybe Syfy will be able to get it right. (I know Sera and John can.)
  • Frank Miller‘s comic book RONIN is being developed into a Syfy series also, and it too doesn’t have a writer.(So if you’re the proud possessor of a worldview from somewhere in the early Middle Ages, which is what munchie hears you’ll need to get along with Mr. Miller, it’s agent time again, baby! )
  • Charles Soule‘s comic series Letter 44 is another project going the adaptation route at the Worst Science Fiction Channel in the History of Mankind. (Yeppers, that would be Syfy again.) Jonathan Mostow (TERMINATOR 3) is writing this one. (Which means nothing to me cuz I’ve never been able to make myself watch that flick. Ooh, I said “flick.” What does that mean? Hint: Not a term of endearment, Beloved Readers.)
  • This just in, Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia (WAREHOUSE 13) got the gig adapting PAX ROMANA. There goes our big chance. (Actually, there go 2 big chances: Yours/mine to get that gig and the viewers chance for this series to be anything but stupid Syfy Channel crap.)