Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/16/15

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

  • PJ Liguori (YouTube star creator – yess!) is developing OSCAR’S HOTEL, a comedy about “a  man who becomes the owner of a boarding house “where he must manage the high-maintenance mayhem of the mythical creatures who live there” into a “TV” series for vimeo. (And you betcha munchalito’s gonna watch this. Some of my closest relationships have been with mythical creatures, and high maintenance definitely was the order of the day.)
  • Sawyer Hartman (another YouTuber making good – all riight!) has a similar Vimeo thing happening, a science fiction drama called PARALLAX about “a young scientist who alone has knowledge of an imminent, cataclysmic meteor strike.” (What makes these two Vimeo projects special? Well, they’re both for Vimeo On Demand, which is the website’s foray into competition with Big Media TV, oh and they’re both being produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, whose careers for many years have been the definition of A list in both TV and film. Anybody out there got a phone number for either Brian or Ron? I’m thinking maybe I should give ’em a call.)
  • Back in the Big Media world, Jason Tracey (ELEMENTARY) has a new overall deal with CBS to keep kicking ass on that show and create new ones. (Try as I may, yer munchero just can’t come up with any decent snark about this guy. Cuz if anybody’s career arc has made him my hero, Jason’s the one. Congrats, dude, let’s get together so I can show you my new ELEMENTARY spec – which I’ll start writing as soon as I find the Final Draft template, don’tcha know?)

That’s it for now, munchaladas. Don’t forget to write in and tell yers truly what you’ve sold when you sell it. Cuz TVWriter™ can’t wait to brag to all your friends. (And, more importantly, enemies. Hehehe….)