Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/6/14

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

  • Dave Hemingson (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) has a new overall deal with ABC Studios. (Dave is a guy whose credits go way, way back, proving that every once in awhile a grand old pro gets the recognition – as in the chance to work – that he or she deserves. A tip of the munched-up hat to Mr. Dave.)
  • Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (MIXOLOGY) are about to sign up for their own overall deal with ABC Studios. (These guys are mere children compared to some writers, but this muncher has always enjoyed their work. Thumbs up to yez, guyz.)
  • Adrian Baker (newbie!) recently won the Media Producers Group of Ontario Outstanding Achievement in Writer/Producer award. (Yeppers, we know this isn’t as big a thing as an overall deal with ABC, but it’s a grand acknowledgement of all the work Adrian’s put in as an underground at Conestoga College. And, FTR, Yer Friendly Neighborhood munchman is happy to report any similar achievements. Just send ’em in!)
  • Paul Feig (THE OFFICE) has created and is running OTHER SPACE, a comedic science fiction series for – we swear – Yahoo. (So, yeppters, it’s a web series. But to get Feig Yahoo must be paying real TV-type money. Get your agent on the horn, cuz I know your work and you can do this show!)
  • Bryan Gordon (THE OFFICE) is another new recruit for Yahoo’s foray into TV-type production. He’s overseeing SIN CITY SAINTS, a comedy about a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Las Vegas, and pro basketball. (Considering the interweb demo, munchie can hear the toilets flushing this thing down already…which means you should try to get a gig here too – cuz if you’re lucky you’ll have a deal and a check before ever having to write what will be a quickly cancelled show.)

Vanity Fair Loves FREAKS AND GEEKS

Paul Feig, the brains behind all those other brains (in other words, the F&G creator/showrunner)

And you thought they were cool over there in the Big Time New York Magazine World.

Well, maybe they are, but that’s just ‘cuz being geeky is the new cool:

Photos: The Exclusive Freaks and Geeks Reunion

For the first time since 2000, every cast member of the Paul Feig-created show Freaks and Geeks, cancelled after just 18 episodes, reunited for executive producer Judd Apatow’s comedy issue. See Mark Seliger’s photos of the cast, ten years after “graduation.” read article