Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 2/20/14

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

  • Jessie Eisenberg (THE REVISIONIST – a play) has sold a short story collection,  Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories to Grove Atlantic. (And you thought the Jessman was just another nerdy pretty face, no? Hey, baby, take it from the muncher – star power sells.)
  • Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) is adapting the British thriller drama series UTOPIA for HBO. (Cuz she has a hot indie film and a deal already in place at HBO which makes her the perfect choice. Especially that last bit – the deal already in place. Hey, peeps were asking why I’ve been so positive lately so I’ve gotta squash that, you know? Wouldn’t wanna ruin me rep.)
  • Sarah Schecter (Warner Brothers production exec) is the new head person at Berlanti Productions. (Which means that if you know her, use her! Cuz that, friends and neighbors is the heart and soul of that wonderful little thang called showbiz!)
  • Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges (2013 Nicholl Fellowship Winners) are writing a Lifetime movie about “Jesus’ early life and formative years.” (And you betcha ole’ muncher can talk trash about this one. But won’t. Except to point out that this is another wonderful example of showbiz in action. Hire award-winning, high-style writers to churn out some “Young Jesus” or “Jesus: The Lost Years” trash. Welcome to TV, Frank and David!)