Month: October 2015

MTV Developing Campaign Dramedy from ‘The Wedding Ringer’ Director (EXCLUSIVE)

October 30, 2015 By Elizabeth Wagmeister MTV is getting into the race with their latest project in development. The young-skewing cable network has purchased a pitch for “The Campaigners,” a political dramedy from “The Wedding Ringer” helmer Jeremy Garelick and author/producer Aaron Cooley, Variety has learned exclusively. The hourlong project revolves around a group of overachieving undergrads who use …

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Shout! Factory Expanding Into Original Production With Film ‘Fender Bender’ (EXCLUSIVE)

October 20, 2015 By Brent Lang Shout! Factory is best known for its exhaustive compilations of Golden Age television shows, comedy legends retrospectives and celebrations of everything from the avant garde to the iconic. Past projects have encapsulated everything from shows like “The Dick Cavett Show” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000” to showcases of Mel Brooks …

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Interview: Meadowland Screenwriter Chris Rossi

October 19, 2015 By Lesley Coffin Out this week in limited release is the intimate dark drama Meadowland. Cinematographer Reed Morano (Skeleton Twins, Frozen River) made her directorial debut with this dark drama, starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson as parents who suffer the devastating tragedy of their son’s kidnapping and attempt to face their grief, often without …

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EuropaCorp TV’s ‘Janus’ In Development At ABC; Thor Freudenthal To Direct Pilot –Mipcom

October 5, 2015 By Nancy Tartaglione On the heels of deals for These Final Hours (Fox) and Taken (NBC), EuropaCorp Television Studios USA has set a third project at a U.S. network. Janus, an adaptation of the Austrian drama, has been put into development at ABC. The pilot is being written by Kevin O’Hare. Thor …

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