Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 8/6/14

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

  • Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (THE DESCENDANTS) have a new overall deal to develop series for Sony Pictures TV. (Welcome, Oscar-winning brothers! Yer friendly neighborhood munchman is thrilled that you’ve taken shelter from the storms that are feature films in the, erm, storms that are TV. Oh well, it’s good for TV anyway.)
  • Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) has a new “first-look” deal with 20th Century Fox TV. (Which isn’t as good as it sounds cuz a first look is far from the same as a “must buy.” But at least Kurt will get paid for all his brainstorming, right? Right? Hey, Fox, munchie’s talking to you.)
  • Jishnu Pablo Dey (newbie) has won the first place prize for third grade in the national PBS Kids Writers Contest with his poetry (and mixed media illustration) book, A Humble Book of Poems (With a Little Seasoning), and muncho’s here to tell you that the title just blows me away. Congrats, Jishnu. Here’s hoping one of your next mixed media is TV cuz there’s no place anywhere that can use your originality and creativity more. And to think, when I was in third grade all I cared about was my GI Joe figures.)
  • Meghan Lyvers and Brianna Bennett (they’re network suits, kids) are the new Senior VP and VP, respectively, of Drama Development at CBS. (You know the drill. If you know either of these two fine peeps and are pretty sure they don’t hate you, give ’em a call and congratulate them. Take ’em to lunch! Tell ole munchberger here where and when you’re doing it so I can kinda pop in and, you know, strug me stuff!)