Client Jason Micallef’s show HEATHERS was picked up to series today!

‘Heathers’ Anthology Based On Movie Picked Up To Series By TV Land – TCA TV Land is entering the hourlong series arena with Heathers. The network has picked up the pilot, based on the 1988 cult classic film, to series with a 10-episode order for premiere in the fall. Heathers, TV Land’s first hourlong series, is a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Also starring are James Scully as JD, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character in the series. The pickup was announced today during the network’s session at TCA by Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. “Our take on Heathers is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,” said Cox. “We’re really passionate about this show and the satirical story-telling its provocative characters allow.” Jason Micallef (Butter), who wrote the pilot script, will serve as executive producer and showrunner, and Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) directed and … Read More

AdamClient Jason Micallef’s show HEATHERS was picked up to series today!

John Singleton talks ‘Snowfall’ at the TCAs

‘Snowfall’: How One Year During The 1980s Changed A Los Angeles Neighborhood – TCA “A lot of people who lived during that time have deja vu,” EP John Singleton said at TCA today about his upcoming FX drama Snowfall, which follows the rise of the cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. “For people who weren’t even born, they’ll totally watch with clean eyes. It won’t be a nostalgic thing,” added the Oscar-nominated director of Boyz N the Hood. Snowfall is spread across three spheres: the CIA, South Central and East L.A starting during the summer of 1983 and ending in 1984. And by 1984 –essentially the opening of Straight Outta Compton — urban Los Angles is a war zone. “People described the period like a bomb being dropped,” said showrunner/EP Dave Andron. Said Singleton: “If you went to South Central [before the crack epidemic], there weren’t any bars on windows; there were less fences. This happens and Snowfallprevails on neighborhoods, changing alliances and families.” Since the series wasn’t based on any source material, the production relied on a number of consultants. For the CIA storyline, Snowfall is tapping some of the same advisers that FX’s The Americans uses. In regards to the East L.A. portion of the show, the EPs of Snowfall  are consulting with Los Angeles Poet Laureate … Read More

AdamJohn Singleton talks ‘Snowfall’ at the TCAs

Clients Jason Pagan & Andrew Deutschman Sell Pitch To Amblin

Amblin Conjures Deal For ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’  EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners has preemptively acquired Unexplained Phenomenon, a pitch from writing team Jason Pagan & Andrew Deutschman. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company will produce. They are keeping the plot under wraps, but the hope is for multiple movies based on true supernatural phenomena, in ways that fits into Spielberg/Amblin pics like Close Encounters and E.T. The title refers to the FBI classification for incidents that were investigated and defy logic. The Picture Company is producing at Amblin The Travelers, scripted by Straight Outta Compton writer Jon Herman. Pic is eyeing a 2017 production start. The scribes wrote Project Almanac, as well as the latest installment of Paranormal Activity for Paramount. They are writing the House On Haunted Hill remake at Warner Bros, and set up The Eight at NBC and Run and Gun at USA. The screenwriters are repped by WME and Underground.

AdamClients Jason Pagan & Andrew Deutschman Sell Pitch To Amblin