David Hudgins Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

By | Friday April 11, 2014 @ 12:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

DHudginsPicIn a competitive situation, Parenthood executive producer David Hudgins has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the two-year pact, he will develop and potentially join existing studio projects. Hudgins is coming off a two-year … Read More »

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CBS Buys Legal Drama From David Hudgins & Universal TV

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 10:36am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The corporate walls are truly coming down this season, with broadcast networks’ affiliated studios selling to competing nets more actively than ever before. The latest example is an untitled drama project from former Friday Night Lights executive … Read More »

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Fox, Warner Bros & David Hudgins Get ‘Past Life’ Copyright Suit Dismissed

By | Friday September 28, 2012 @ 1:08pm PDT

A New York judge has tossed the yearlong legal action around the short-lived paranormal crime series. “The Court finds that no discerning observer would conclude that Past Life had appropriated protected elements from Transience,” wrote Judge Barbara Jones yesterday (read ruling here). Transience writer Stevan Mena sued Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros Entertainment as well as producers David Hudgins and Craig Perry for copyright infringement last August. Produced by Warner Bros Television, Past Life debuted on February 9, 2010. With low ratings, Fox cancelled the show after three episodes. The screenwriter claimed that significant elements of the TV series were drawn from the script he wrote back in 2008. For instance, both do feature reincarnation, a child who has visions and is taken care of by a doctor and crime. However the judge ruled that there’s nothing unique about such story devices. Mena contends that his feature script made its way to Past Life creator Hudgins via Practical Pictures’ Perry and was the basis for the show. Read More »

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Dick Wolf & David Hudgins To Adapt British Series ‘Injustice’ For NBC

By | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf is returning to the courtroom with Injustice, a U.S. version of a British format, which will be written by former Friday Night Lights executive producer David Hudgins.

The project, from Universal TV and studio-based Wolf Films, is described as an intricate legal drama/psychological thriller about a devoted criminal defense attorney with a dark past buried deep in his psyche and heart, who juggles his complicated family situation with his emotionally conflicted feelings about representing heinous criminals. Read More »

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