Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 10/1/14

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

  • Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan (IN AMERICA) are adapting their Best Screenplay nominated feature film (that would be, you know, IN AMERICA) into an HBO series to be called – oh, you guessed – IN AMERICA. (Hey, it’s drama! It’s indie! It’s got art cred! And a tale of the struggle of a family of 21st century Irish immigrants to adapt, survive, maybe even thrive in the good ole USA is contemporary storytelling at its– Oh, wait, did munchero say “contemporary?” Gulp.)
  • Howard Gordon (24) just agreed to accept another ton of $$$ to stay at 20th Telly for a few more years. (Dude is so damn successful I keep waiting for him to buy an ABA team. But if he did, would there still be one left for me to shell out for when my ship comes in? Damn you, Howard Gordon, you’ve stolen my career and my basketball franchise and, and…oh, who the hell cares?)
  • Brian Balasco (DirecTV’s upcoming series KINGDOM) has a new overall deal with Endemol Studio. (Cuz you never know, DirecTV shows may turn out to be hot. And if not, well overalls are absolutely the most security you can expect in this biz. 2 years of guaranteed income…sad as it sounds, that’s genuinely huge. Congrats, Brian!)
  • Rick Eid (DARK BLUE) is writing the pilot for CBS’s ACQUITTAL, based on the nonfiction book, Acquittal: An Insider Reveals The Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts by Richard Gabriel. (And if there’s anything I want to see every week more than a dastardly criminal getting off be cause of some despicable defense strategy or strange behind-the-scenes stuff going down, I dunno what that would be.)

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….)