Sal Calleros Strikes Again!

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Former SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Finalist and longtime TVWriter™ supporter Sal Calleros has been writing away on the new ABC series, KILLER WOMEN. The series debuts tonight at 10 PM on the 2 coasts, and 8 or 9 in, you know, the middle.

Here’s ABC’s description of KILLER WOMEN:

Of all the notorious lawmen who have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn’t going to stop badass Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer). Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served.

While she’s surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar (Vic Trevino), the Rangers have her back, led by Company Commander Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez). Molly has also got her brother, Billy (Michael Trucco), and his wife Nessa (Marta Milans).

On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake (Jeffrey Nordling), Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston (Marc Blucas).

From executive producer Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) and created by Hannah Shakespeare (“The Raven”), step inside the dangerous world of the Texas Rangers from the female perspective and experience the arresting “Killer Women.” “Killer Women” stars Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Molly Parker, Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Dan, Marta Milans (“Shame”) as Nessa, Alex Fernandez (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) as Luis and Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Billy.

Executive Producers: Hannah Shakespeare, Ed Zuckerman, Sofía Vergara, Martin Campbell, Ben Silverman, and Luis Balaguer. The pilot was directed by Larry Trilling. “Killer Women” is produced by ABC Studios.

Sal’s other credits include RIZZOLI & ISLES and FAMILY PRACTICE, so if you’re into binge watching, you can scarf up his talent (did we really have the crazy balls to write that?) at all the usual places (that would be Netflix/Hulu/Amazon) starting with those two shows.

Hi, Sal! Remember us the next time you’re buying/hiring, okay, dood?

Fox Selects 10 Finalists for 2013 Writers Intensive

…And among them is an LB/ TVWriter™ fave, Sal Calleros, who has contributed quite a bit to this site in all its incarnations over the years. Congrats, Sal. Congrats, everyone!

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by Michael O’Connell

Fox Audience Strategy has named the sophomore class of its Writers Intensive (FWI), the company’s talent-nurturing program that launched in late 2011 and named its first fellow last year. One individual from the company’s talent-cultivating program, which recently expanded to include film and book components, will see their script developed.

The 10 finalists, chosen for diverse voices, backgrounds and experiences, will get even more well-rounded tutelage this year with feature film, book (HarperCollins) and digital content all falling under the umbrella of FWI.

“I couldn’t be more impressed with the caliber of this year’s 10 FWI finalists — not only are they unbelievably talented, accomplished writers, but they all have really fresh, unique creative perspectives that we would like our entertainment businesses to tap into and grow,” said Fox Group audience strategy senior vp Nicole Bernard. “Reflecting a broad range of viewpoints — both in front of and behind the camera — remains a top priority for our company, and we’re fortunate to have so many of our writers and producers supporting us in these efforts.”

FWI received more than 400 nominations and submissions for this crop. The 10 finalists will spend the next 13 weeks working on scripts and attending sessions with talent such as Hart Hanson (Bones), Shintaro Shimosawa (The Following), Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) and Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice).

This year’s FWI writers and their respective representatives include:

  • Angela Allen (The Cartel)
  • Yule Caise (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman)
  • Sal Calleros (Rothman, Brecher, Kim / Magnet Management)
  • Carol Doyle (The Gersh Agency)
  • Sara Endsley (Rothman, Brecher, Kim / The Shuman Company)
  • Warren Hsu Leonard (ICM / Circle of Confusion)
  • Nick Ozeki (Independent)
  • Chitra Sampath (Ragna Nervik Management)
  • Theo Travers (ICM / Artists International)
  • Marisa Wegrzyn (Abrams Artists Agency / Myra Model Management)

FWI selected Thomas Wong as 2012 fellow last June. This year’s fellow will see their submitted scripted purchased and developed jointly by Fox Broadcasting Company, 20th Century Fox Television and FX

Additionally, one FWI finalist will be selected to apply to the Fox Writers Studio on a first-look basis and another will be chosen to pitch their script to HarperCollins.

Note to those who have asked us about this program in the past: You’ll notice that everyone chosen is already a pro, with respected representation. This isn’t a “contest” for newbies, kids. Sorry.