Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/13/14

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

  • Deborah Kaplin & Harry Elfont (MAKE OF HONOR) are writing the pilot for a Fox TV series version of the film HITCH. (“From,” as Steve Allen (remember him, anybody?) used to say, “the movie So What, written by Who Cares?” Steverino knew something, I’ll tell you that.)
  • Rand Ravich (CRISIS) is writing the pilot for a Fox TV series based on FRANKENSTEIN. (But not on Universal’s classic version of said tome. Cuz that one’s going to the bigger screen as part of a monster movie Universal is creating with the intention of being even more marvelously profitable than, you know, Marvel.)
  • Wellesley Wild (TED) is writing a pilot for a U.S. version of the Australian web series, THE WEATHERMAN for, oh look, for Fox again. (This is the third Fox reboot of the day. What’s that tell us about Fox Network creativity, huh? Right – a lot. All of it…icky.)
  • Matt Hubbard (30 ROCK) is writing the pilot for Fox’s CABOT COLLEGE, a totally original, absolutely non-rebooted or adapted comedy based on the life of comedian-actress Fortune Feimster, who will, of course, star in the show. (Christ, even when they go with new stuff Fox still totally fills yer friendly neighborhood muncher with bad feelings. What do I feel bad about now? Let’s just say that the very unfamiliar name of Fortune Feimster is way too much like being in Canada itself – in other words, it’s like being in a parallel world that looks like ours except that everything everybody there takes for granted makes me go, “WTF?”)

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 5/31/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Michael Konyves (THE LAST KNIGHT) is writing PUMP, a Showtime drama about happenings at a Venice Beach gym in the early 1970s. (Because Ahnuld wants to do it and his stories – God, he’s good in the room – will be the basis for the fiction. Anybody out there think this has even the remotest chance of not succeeding – big?)
  • Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild (TED) have made an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop, produce and all that good stuff. (Because they’re Seth MacFarlane’s right hand writers, and if you step back and look at the big picture that’s a damn good reason to be hot.)
  • Brian Gallivan (HAPPY ENDINGS) now has an overall deal with Sony TV. (Because his pilot THE McCARTHYS came thisclose to getting on CBS’s air for next season and Sony wants him to punch up the script and give it another go as well as develop other properties. Anybody out there think this has even the remotest chance of actually succeeding – big or otherwise? )
  • Vali Chandrasekaran (30 ROCK) has a new overall deal at ABC Studios. (Because he freaking deserves it and everyone over there knows it. End of discussion, dammit.)