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.)

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 5/4/14

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

  • David Franzoni (GLADIATOR) is developing the Fox mini series NAZARETH, about a certain son of God’s childhood back in the day after being abandoned by his oversexed daddy. (Well, hell, that’s how Yer Malevolent Munchy Man would write it, and I like to think that my head’s in the same place as biggies like David. So….)
  • Felicia Day & Bryan Singer (if you don’t know these two there’s no point in reading this item anyway) are developing a new web series for Felicia’s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. (Unless Mr. Singer’s recent legal problems screw this up. What legal problems? Ooh, don’t ask. But they’re salacious as all get out, so who could ask for anything more?)
  • John Stephens (GOSSIP GIRL) has a new overall deal at Warner Brothers TV. (And his heading straight to GOTHAM as a writer-producer cuz idiot soap operas are of course the best training ground for stories about Batman when he was just a wee lad.)
  • Cary Fukunaga (TRUE DETECTIVE) is adapting Tom Reiss’ Pulitzer Prize winning biography, Black Count as a major feature film. (So why are we mentioning it here? Cuz…TRUE DETECTIVE. That’s right, kids. Mobility is everything. A big TV series hit will give you a feature film career – and vice versa. Here’s hoping that Cary comes back to his senses…and TV!)