And if no one did, just mail me a check. (Haven’t you seen that CSI hit an all-time low last Thursday?) Today’s HuffPo headline links to this article.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.
This article was printed from http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/who-pitched-this-to-the-networks-today/
I jokingly pitched a concept based on this very article this afternoon in a studio meeting.
And I was told I wasn’t the only one today.
Thank god it was my elevator pitch and they were already working on the real pitch (although now that I’m writing this, I just got a way better idea that I’m going to work on tonig….
Oh God help me.)
Police Academy did this once, no wait, twice. Actually, was it five times?
I wonder who emailed that headline to their agent first — Steve Guttenburg, Michael Winslow, or Leslie Easterbrook?
Of course someone pitched this! This whole dev season is filled with rehash after rehash. See Hitch, Napoleon Dynamite, The Dark Tower, Treadstone, True Lies, Prince Of Tides, The Munsters, MI-5, The Wild Wild West etc etc etc.
Didn’t Women’s Murder Club and The Forgotten already try this?
And this year’s ratings across the board are a rebuke that young audiences want more cop/lawyer shows. The kids are watching Glee–and buying a sickening amount of merchandise to go with it.
Another writer I spoke to tonight has a great take on the second and third act but no set-up. We’re going to use my set-up and his structure and try pitching that.
Let’s make one thing clear, Nikki, if we sell this you will not be getting a taste and absolutely – I’d die first – no screen credit.
They did seven Police Academy movies from 1984 – 1994, apparently it’s been long enough for it to come around.
Yeah, we pitched a take too. OH wait, this was tongue in cheek? Well, very similar one floating around.
I’m so lame I was tenth in line with the jokes about this … but I have no doubt that a dozen very good scripts will get pushed off the desks this morning to make room for yesterday’s USA Today… next year we’ll all be saying, “why the hell did they make this thing?” When the Neighbourhood Watch phenom erupted in the 80s there were a dozen or so episodes about it… yawn.
Wall Street employees will make $144 billion this year. How about the civilian police come together and make a run at Wall Street? Not a comedy, but will definitely capture the frustration going on right now.
This is a reality TV show. “Real people, real crimes, real WTF.” And the title? “Crime Pays.”
I can’t wait to have a studio option this from me for a pittance, then do two free producer passes and another two free studio passes before the project gets axed!
Sadly, that would put in the “highest paid” echelons of the WGA this year.
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