Alex Graves To Direct TNT Pilot ‘Proof’; Gary Fleder To Helm The CW’s ‘Identity’

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 12:08pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

pwe_-_Graves_col_5k_11-9_t440Alex Graves is set to direct TNT‘s pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin, Proof centers on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who’s struggled with family issues including a … Read More »

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CW Developing Military Drama With Nick Santora & Gary Fleder

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 4:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The CW brass appear focused on finding an Army drama to add to its lineup. Following last year’s pilot Company Town, the network is staying … Read More »

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Gary Fleder To Direct CW Pilot ‘Oxygen’, Jeffrey Reiner To Helm NBC’s ‘Sixth Gun’

By | Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 8:13am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Gary Fleder, who directed the pilot for the CW/CBS TV Studios freshman drama Beauty And The Beast, has been recruited by the CW and CBS Studios to helm another drama pilot this season, Oxygen. Like Beauty Read More »

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Gary Fleder Signs Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Monday September 10, 2012 @ 4:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Gary Fleder’s company Mojo Films has signed a two-year deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, Fleder will continue as an executive producer on the studio’s new CW drama series Beauty And The Beast whose pilot he directed. It marked the ninth pilot helmed by Fleder to go to series. He also recently directed the key post-pilot episode of another new CBS TV Studios drama series, CBS’ Vegas. Read More »

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‘Beast’ Master: Gary Fleder To Produce One ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Pilot, Direct The Other

By | Friday February 3, 2012 @ 8:07am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In the annals of pilot history, this will probably go down as one of the greatest oddities ever: director-producer Gary Fleder, executive producer of ABC’s Beauty And The Beast pilot, has come on board to direct the other Beauty And The Beast pilot at the CW. This adds an additional layer to the already strange coincidence of having two Beauty And The Beast projects with the same title picked up to pilot by 2 networks in the same season. Despite the identical title and origin — they can both be traced back to the classic fairytale and use loosely its mythology and archetypes — the two Beauty And The Beast projects are very different. The ABC/ABC Studios one, written by Jonathan E. Steinberg, is described as a fantasy realm adventure and a period reimagining of the fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world. The CW/CBS TV Studios version, written by Jennifer Levin & Sherri Cooper, is loosely based on the 1980s CBS series starring Linda Hamilton and is a modern-day romantic love story with a crime procedural element. Read More »

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John Moore Last Man Standing In ‘Die Hard 5′ Directing Derby; Now Who’ll Helm ‘Red 2′?

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search process, 20th Century Fox and Bruce Willis have just chosen John Moore to direct Die Hard 5. The film will shoot in Russia, and the hope is to make it before Willis moves on to shoot a Red sequel for Summit Entertainment. In fact, Willis has just begun going through the same director search with Summit on a sequel to the 2010 hit Red. Robert Schwentke is busy helming Universal’s R.I.P.D. with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. They’ve just begun casting the dragnet for directors on that film. Names like Breck Eisner are being floated, but other shooters are being considered.

As for Die Hard 5, Moore is in final negotiations and was in the running through the entire search as Fox tried to find a filmmaker that pleased Willis and the studio execs that have to shoot this movie in Russia and bring it in on a budget and a tight schedule. Fox has been looking for a new director since Noam Murro left the picture after he got the job helming 300: Battle Of Artemisia for Warner Bros. The studio started with a wish list of directors to helm the script by Skip Woods that included Joe Cornish (who directed Attack the Block), Fast Five helmer Justin Lin, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, and Moore. More recently, I’d heard Fox had conversations with helmers that included Gary Fleder, Paul McGuigan and 1408 helmer Mikael Hafstrom. Read More »

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ABC Developing Series Version Of Indie ‘The Joneses’ With Liz Tigelaar And Gary Fleder

By | Thursday August 18, 2011 @ 4:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Life Unexpected creator/executive producer Liz Tigelaar has reunited with the series’ executive producers Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for The Joneses, a drama series project at ABC based on the 2009 indie film which was written and … Read More »

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Marc Guggenheim, Sam Raimi Set Projects

Nellie Andreeva

Eli Stone co-creator Marc Guggenheim has set up an event-type serialized drama project at ABC with writer Jennifer Robinson and director-producer Gary Fleder. Meanwhile, Sam Raimi has sold a pitch to CBS in the first development season since Stars Road Entertainment, his company with Joshua Donen, focused on primetime TV … Read More »

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