Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/4/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin (CRIMINAL MINDS) are writing the horror drama pilot SCREAM, based on the successful film franchise, for MTV. (Chalk up another victory for ye olde tried-and-true, both in terms of the writers and the project.)
  • Carter Covington (HART OF DIXIE) is writing the pilot for MTV’s sitcom FAKING IT. (Ah, MTV, we applaud your embrace of scripted television with palms that are smacking together so loud that it hurts!)
  • Which reminds us that Ben Epstein (DADDY’S GIRLS) is also developing an MTV comedy pilot titled HAPPYLAND. (We don’t want to reveal too much about it cuz the synopsis sounds great and we’re afraid that if we tell you we’ll all get crushed together if it doesn’t pan out.)
  • David Milch (DEADWOOD) is developing THE MONEY, a drama about – duh – rich people, at HBO. (Wonder what excuse he’ll come up this time when he abandons the series halfway through. You know, like DEADWOOD and LUCK.)
  • Jonathan Lisco (SOUTHLAND) will be showrunner of AMC’s upcoming series HALT & CATCH FIRE as part of this new overall deal with the network. (AMC is the new TNT. Ahh.)