EXCLUSIVE: Turkey is being tipped as one of the potential new hot destinations for formats. Now the country, which straddles Europe and Asia, is making a big entrance into the U.S. marketplace with the first scripted format set up at a network by American producers, Ghost Whisperer alums Ian Sander and Kim Moses. The project, The End, to be directed and executive produced by Peter Horton and written by feature writer Michael Cooney (Identity), is one of two dramas sold by Sander/Moses Prods. The other is The Edge, written by another feature scribe, Chap Taylor (Changing Lanes), and produced by Mark Roberts (Strangers With Candy). Sander and Moses are executive producing both projects while also prepping their midseason CBS drama series Reckless.
The End, which is set up at Fox with 20th TV producing, centers on Lauren Marks, who believes she is leading a perfect life — she has a loving husband, a perfect child, a rewarding career and close friends. However, overnight her life is ripped apart by one simple twist of fate: Lauren soon realizes that to uncover the truth, she must follow a trail of lies to The End. The Turkish series, titled Son, written by Berkun Oya and produced by Ay Yapim, aired over the first half of 2012 (watch the subtitled trailer below). Drama production is booming in Turkey, with some 60 series produced every year, and fast becoming one of Turkey’s top exports as the serialized shows are wildly popular not only in their homeland but also in the rest of the Balkans, other parts of Europe and especially the Arab world. The Son format was repped by Eccho Rights. Read More »
CBS has rounded out its drama pilot orders with a pickup of Reckless, a legal primetime soap executive produced by Ian Sander and Kim Moses. I hear Reckless landed the last CBS drama pilot … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Ian Sander and Kim Moses’ newly independent Sander/Moses Prods. (The Ghost Whisperer) has set up dramas at ABC and CBS and has put several reality projects in development. The duo serve as executive produce on all shows.
Gaslight at ABC is written/exec produced by feature scribe Michael Cooney (Identity). It is described as a lavish soap opera of passion, greed and hope set in a present-day Steampunk World in which three rival families battle for power and redemption in a re-imagined San Francisco. The project is produced by ABC Studios, extending Sander/Moses’ relationship with the studio where the company had a first-look deal for the past eight years.
CBS’ Reckless, written/exec produced by Dana Stevens (City Of Angels), is set in Charleston where sex and crime walk hand in hand as two adversaries, a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney, struggle to hide their attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal that threatens to implode the city. CBS TV Studios is producing. The project reunites Sander and Moses with CBS, the network which aired The Ghost Whisperer, produced by ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Ghost Whisperer executive producers Kim Moses and Ian Sander are staying put at their long-time TV home, ABC Studios, and are staying close to the supernatural powers brand of their CBS series with two new ghost-themed projects … Read More »