This one’s for hardcore Whovians. (You know, the ones who go all the way back to the Russell T. Davies days.)
It’s a new Cartoon Network Series! It’s a fantasy adventure show! Created by Rebecca Sugar, formerly a major player on the ADVENTURE TIME crew! Pretty cool!
We reported a few months back that STEVEN UNIVERSE is the first time a woman has been the sole creator of a Cartoon Network show, which is still a way cool situation. After watching this Piece O’Pilot we can honestly say it looks better than ADVENTURE TIME.
But to be fair we have to point out: We hate ADVENTURE TIME.
And so it goes…
- Time to put your hat in the ring, gaming fans, at least if you want to write the live-action TV series version of XBox game HALO. Some newbie name of Steven Spielberg is producing. (Don’t just sit there, bake the dood a cake, send him a stripper. something!)
- Mike Gagerman & Andrew Waller (they teamed up on upcoming feature ROAD TO NARDO) are writing a pilot for FX that will star Ray William Johnson, host of the snarky YouTube series #3. (Whoa, does this mean that if your name is now known – for anything – you’re not only automatically qualified to write, you’re also qualified to star? The times are a ‘changin’ after all.)
- Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE) have made an overall deal with ABC Studios, where they’ll be running two new shows, TROPHY WIFE and HELLO LADIES. (As fans of THE OFFICE, we think this is terrific…but what do we know?)
- Jon Vitti (KING OF THE HILL) is moving to feature films and writing the screenplay for – get ready – the 3D film version of ANGRY BIRDS. (We’d really like to find a way to snark the hell out of this, but just the fact that it’s happening lends a whole new depth to the meaning of the S word all by itself.)
- Miles Millar & Alfred Gough (SMALLVILLE) just settled their $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros Television, only a couple of weeks before it was due to go to trial. The claim was that Warner’s made sweetheart deals with itself for various ancillary licenses resulting in the two writers ending up with a much smaller piece of the pie than they were due. (Since we’ve never heard of that not happening, we’re hopeful that Millar & Gough scored huge.)
- Peter Ocko (FAIRLY LEGAL) has written the comedy pilot, DIVIDE & CONQUER, for USA. (Because this is TV, where nothing succeeds like failure. Let that be a lesson, kids!)
Um, cuz nobody else will?
But we can’t really say that, can we? Not with TV Guide Magazine helping to throw the party:
Wouldn’t you know it? Now that it’s totally irrelevant to the Industry, TV Guide decides to start supporting writers. We’d go into the “too little, too late” thing, but that would be overkill. Oh wait, we just did…
The countdown above tells the story. TVWriter™’s People’s Pilot and the Spec Scriptacular Online Writing Contests close to entries in just a shade over a week, at 11:59 PM June 1, 2013.
Time to shift into high gear. Yikes!
Winners, Finalists, or Semi-Finalists of the two contests are currently on the staffs of CHICAGO FIRE, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE WALKING DEAD, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, and GREY’S ANATOMY, and that’s just the ones we know about because they’ve stayed in touch.
And that’s in addition to the combined $12,000+ Worth of Contest Prizes including:
- 1 month (4 weeks) of Weekly Mentorship (by phone, e-mail, or, if possible, in person with producer-writer Larry Brody of TVWriter™
- Individual mentorship sessions
- Cash money
- Free admission to the TVWriter™ Advanced Online TV and Film Writing Workshop
- 1 year of Gold Plan Spotlighted Screenplay Posting Service at ScreenwriterShowcase.Com
- Inclusion in the vaunted TVWriter.Com List of Recommended Writers
- Winners will get really nice recommendations as needed (unless you act, you know, like a jerk)
Lest we forget: Free Feedback is yours for the entering. We’ll be sending out the individual scores and the criteria for those scores to all entrants after the Winners are announced. (And boy are we proud of ourselves for doing this.)
For more info:
“It” being create an interweb video empire. Cuz, believe us when we say that’s where she’s heading. It’s only a matter of time.
The Multi-Channel Network will search for 20 vloggers to comprise the Geek & Sundry Vlogs Channel
by Lesley Goldberg
After a year of growth, Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry is expanding.
Day’s YouTube channel is launching its own talent incubator with the Multi-Channel Network, which launches Monday, May 20, with eight personalities.
The Geek & Sundry Vlogs Channel will focus on supporting 20 vloggers with Day and producer Jenni Powell serving as mentors. Each vlogger will receive support from Geek & Sundry and a per-video stipend.
You go, girl. Go! (Um, that was awkward. Sorry.)