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Duo Join Netflix’s New Thriller Drama Series; Trio Book Recurring Roles In Pilots

By | Tuesday April 8, 2014 @ 8:00pm PDT

Mia Kirshner (The L Word) and zuaiter1mikirshner1Waleed Zuaiter (Revolution, Homeland) have booked recurring roles on Netflix’s untitled psychological thriller drama from Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (KZK), the 13-episode series centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home. Kirshner, repped by APA, Wishlab and Characters, most recently shot a guest role on ABC pilot Clementine. Zuaiter, repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Ramos Management, will play Major Eckhardt, a mysterious authority figure in the Florida Keys who is having an affair with Meg Rayburn (Linda Cardellini). Zuaiter is coming off a starring role in the Oscar-nominated film Omar.
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Ashton Holmes Scrubs In For CBS’ David Marshall Grant Pilot; Anna Brewster Also Cast

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 3:16pm PDT

AshtonHolmesAshton Holmes has secured the co-starring role opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in CBS’ untitled David Marshall Grant pilot, formerly known as Only Human. The medical drama, from Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman’s Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios, is based on an Israeli format, revolves around quadruplets — three brothers and a sister — who grew up on a reality show. Curtis will play their mother, Caroline Lang, a dynamic and distinguished physician who now runs the hospital. Anna Brewster has also been cast as the sister, Diana, a doctor who has dedicated her life to research.

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Holmes, repped by APA, Intellectual Artists Management and attorney David Feldman, will play Gary, possibly the most brilliant of the Lang quadruplets, who left medical school to travel the world and find himself before a near-death experience impels him to head back Stateside to the loved ones he left behind. When he learns that his brother Jonathan is now deeply involved with Jennifer, the love of his life, Gary realizes how much he may have lost when he left the U.S. Holmes starred as the villain in the first season of ABC’s Revenge and recently wrapped a stint on CBS’ Criminal Minds.
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Nick Jandl, Cameron Scoggins Join CBS’ David Marshall Grant Drama Pilot; Katherine Herzer In ‘Madam Secretary’

By | Monday March 10, 2014 @ 4:50pm PDT

Nick Jandl (Green Lantern) and jandlcameronscoggins2Cameron Scoggins (The Happy Sad) have signed on to CBS’ untitled David Marshall Grant drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly. The soapy medical show, based on an Israeli format, revolves around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. Jandl, repped by Greater Vision Artists, will play Jonathan, the oldest of the quadruplets who’s fresh out of his residency and new to Easton Hospital, an eminent institution headed by his mother (Jamie Lee Curtis). Scoggins, repped by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment, will play Michael, another one of the quadruplets who runs an inner-city clinic.
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Dramas From John Cusack, David Marshall Grant & Timberman/Beverly Get CBS Pilot Orders

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 5:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

grantcusackkCBS has given pilot orders to untitled dramas from two of the most prolific producers at the moment: Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. One of the pilots is executive produced by John Cusack, the other is an adaptation of the Israeli series Ran Quartet written/executive produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). Both hail from CBS TV Studios where Timberman/Beverly is based.

The John Cusack drama is set in the world of Wall Street power and money. It was written by Taylor Elmore (Justified) and Ben Cavell from a story the two co-wrote with Cusack and Kevin McCabe. The four executive produce with Timberman and Beverly. There are no plans for Cusack, always sought after for pilots, to act.

ranquartetThe untitled David Marshall Grant project is a soapy medical show revolving around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. In the Israeli Ran Quartet, created by Giyora Yahalom and Oren Jakobi, the four siblings had had their entire lives documented by a filmmaker until age 32, when the documentary stops and everyone comes to find the four’s real lives are quite different from the way they had been portrayed on TV. It ran on Israeli satcaster Yes for two seasons (check out the video below). Read More »

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CW Greenlights Greg Berlanti-Julie Plec’s ‘Tomorrow People’ & David Marshall Grant-Produced ‘Blink’ As Pilots

By | Monday January 28, 2013 @ 12:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW rounded out its pilot orders today with pickups of The Tomorrow People, an adaptation of the cult British 1970s sci-fi series from Arrow co-creators/executive producer Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec; and Blink, produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). In all, the CW picked up eight drama pilots this year, including planted Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, also from Plec. None of them is in the CW’s former bread-and-butter genre of teen soap, with futuristic, sci-fi and high-concept fare galore.

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Berlanti and Plec executive produce Tomorrow People, written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer (Chuck). In the vein of X-Men and Heroes, Tomorrow People is the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. Created by Roger Price, The Tomorrow People, ITV’s answer to BBC’s Dr. Who, ran on the commercial broadcaster for eight seasons from 1973-1979. Read More »

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HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Michael Lannan, David Marshall Grant & Sarah Condon

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 3:54pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has given the green light to a comedy pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant, Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh. Haigh will direct the untitled pilot based on Michael Lannan’s feature script Lorimer. (Lannan also did a short film by that name, but the HBO pilot stems from his original script). It revolves around three thirty-something friends living in San Francisco who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Lannan wrote the script, which was further developed under Grant’s supervision. He will co-exec produce.

It has been a big week for Grant. In addition to the HBO pilot order, he received a WGA nomination as part of the writing staff of ABC’s freshman drama Nashville and shared in the best series Golden Globe nomination for Smash, on which he served as an executive producer last season. In addition to the HBO pilot, Grant has two broadcast projects in development — an adaptation of the Israeli series Ran Quartet at CBS, which he is writing, and Blink at the CW. CAA reps Grant, Lannan and Haigh, who is managed by Anonymous. Grant is managed by Untitled Entertainment. Read More »

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David Marshall Grant Sets Up Projects At CBS, HBO & The CW Including Adaptation Of Israeli Format ‘Ran Quartet’ For CBS

By | Friday October 26, 2012 @ 8:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Smash executive producer David Marshall Grant is behind projects that have been set up at CBS, HBO and the CW. The CBS and the CW dramas are produced by CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman-Beverly, while the HBO comedy is executive produced by Sarah Condon. Grant is executive producing all three (his deal for the CW’s Blink is still being finalized) and writing the CBS one, an adaptation of the Israeli series Ran Quartet.

The untitled CBS drama is a medical show centered on adult quadruplets. In the original series, created by Giyora Yahalom and Oren Jakobi, the four siblings had had their entire lives documented by a filmmaker until age 32, when the documentary stops and everyone comes to find the four’s real lives are quite different from the way they had been portrayed on TV. It ran on Israeli satcaster Yes for two seasons. (Check out the video below.) Read More »

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