Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 11/7/12

 

“Writing for love is called art. Writing for money is called sticking it to the neighbors.” (Anon.)
  • Peter Mohan (DUE SOUTH, EERIE, INDIANA) has signed an overall deal with Canadian prodco Shaftesbury that will keep him busy on THE LISTENER, an international hit on CTV and Fox International Channels, through the end of 2013. (For those who claim TVWriter™ gives Canadian writers short shrift.)
  • Diablo Cody (UNITED STATES OF TARA, JUNO) is writing the pilot for an ABC comedy called ALEX + AMY, about a millennial guy and a Gen X woman in love. (For those who claim TVWriter™ gives ex-sex worker writers short shrift.)
  • Michael Jacobs (BOY MEETS WORLD) is writing the pilot for a sequel to BMW for Disney Channel. (Proving that TV execs think that a sequel featuring characters who are now adults adults belongs on kids’ TV, even though the show about these same characters as kids worked just fine on an adult – ABC – channel. Or, in other words, WTF?)
  • John Logan (SKYFALL) is reteaming with director Sam Mendes and writing a not yet named pilot “in the vein of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN for a not yet found network. (Proving that P.R. announcements can make even the most mundane spec script sound relatively interesting.)