Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 4/24/14

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

  • Angela Robinson & Alex Kondracke (THE L WORD) are developing a too-be-named drama about “the Golden Age of Hollywood and the intersecting lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. (Which is sure to be a hit cuz let’s face it, it’s gonna emerge as lesbian porn, am I right?)
  • David M. Stern (THE SIMPSONS) is developing WORMWOOD, an animated comic book adaptation, for IDW Entertainment. (After which it’ll promptly die cuz series that are developed independently of networks almost always do. Tough break for Ben Templesmith, the comic’s creator. Take it from the muncher, Ben: Not even partnering with George Lopez will help unless you’ve got a network on the hook first. Hmm, make that “especially when partnering with George Lopez. And I thought you comic book guyz were smarter than this.)
  • Matt Lopez (RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) has a new overall deal with Universal TV. (Cuz he’s the “go-to screenwriter for family fare,” and farmily fare is the new buzz genre de jour in the wonderful world of creatively bankrupt TV.)