Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 4/21/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

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  • Steven S. DeKnight (SPARTACUS, SMALLVILLE) is developing INCURSION for Starz, about a future military force fighting aliens on a different planet each week. (STAR TREK goes all STARSHIP TROOPERS? Cool. )
  • David Feeney (BEN AND KATE) will be writing like mad at 20th TV for the next couple of years thanks to an overall deal to develop new projects and become a writer-producer on NEW GIRL. (Um, wasn’t BEN AND KATE a failure creatively and ratingswise? And isn’t NEW GIRL considered a success? So, um, why…?)
  • Ben Epstein (TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU) is writing a 1-hour drama for MTV about stuff happening in a theme park. (“Details are still being fleshed out.” Translation: “Wow! A theme park, how could we resist the high concept?” Oy!)
  • Neil LaBute (IN THE COMPANY OF MEN feature film) is writing FULL CIRCLE for DirectTV. (Where, evidently, they’ve decided to get into the series biz without having to hire people who might actually want to, you know, get paid.)