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3 Arts & Sander/Moses Sell Drama Projects

By | Monday September 26, 2011 @ 6:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has bought Pandemic, a medical thriller from Mystic Pizza writer Amy Holden Jones, 3 Arts Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. WME-repped Jones is writing the project, which follows an epidemiologist who is facing difficult adversaries as he fights to stop a catastrophic pandemic. She will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and partner Erwin Stoff, who has been leading a push in the drama area for the management/production company this season. Stoff is executive producing for 3 Arts two other hourlong projects, a cop drama with magical elements from Michael Green and 20th TV, which recently landed a put pilot commitment at ABC, and CIA drama Secret America at NBC from writer Peter Landesman, Imagine TV and 20th TV.

Meanwhile, ABC has bought Puzzle Master, from ABC Studios and studio-based Sander/Moses Prods. Written by Gwendolyn Parker (Without a Trace), the project centers on a quirky puzzle master who uses her unique acuity and distinctive way of perceiving the world to help the San Francisco Bay Area’s Special Investigations Division solve crimes. The project is inspired by the work of prolific puzzle and computer game designer Scott Kim. Paradigm-repped Parker and UTA-repped Ian Sander and Kim Moses will executive produce. This is the second project at ABC this season for Ghost Whisperer executive producers Sander and Moses, who also have the circus-themed … Read More »

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‘Ghost Whisperer’ Producers Sell 3 Projects

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In their first development season following the end of Ghost Whisperer‘s 5-year run on CBS, the series’ executive producers Kim Moses and Ian Sander of Sander/Moses Prods. have set up 3 new drama projects — 2 at ABC, Afterwives and Inhuman, and 1 at CBS, Chicago Fire. The 3 shows are in addition to Ghostworld, a drama about the intense connection between a ghost and an ambitious young female homicide detective from What About Brian creator Dana Stevens and director Alan Taylor (Mad Men), which was put on fast-track development by ABC in May. All 4 dramas are produced by ABC Studios where Sander and Moses recently signed a new overall deal. Read More »

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, much less an even more disgusting premiere party whose selling point was its political incorrectness. (Let me make it perfectly clear: I support talent’s right to make the movie, just not business people profiting from it.) Sure, I received all those inane emails announcing the bash, and I did the right thing: I trashed them. Other journalists fell all over themselves covering the event so as to diss it: really, they’re lemmings hurling themselves off the cliff. There is only one way to stop the business of these torture porn movies: by shaming the people who receive money for releasing them, publicizing them, having anything to do with them. So, Mike, how could you? (And how could you, After Dark’s  Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman?) Take that Captivity money and donate it to charity and pledge publicly right now you’ll never get involved with torture porn pics again. Until Mike does, I urge Hollywood and other companies to shun Sitrick and Company because there is such a thing as guilt by association.

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