Jennifer Beals To Star In ABC Pilot ‘Venice’ Helmed By McG, Ilene Chaiken To Showrun

By | Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 6:43pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It is an L Word reunion on ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque drama pilot Venice. The Showtime series’ star Jennifer Beals has signed on for a lead, while creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken has come … Read More »

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UPDATE: CBS Greenlights 3 Drama Pilots

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 5:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: CBS picked up 3 more drama pilots tonight, the period Ralph Lamb project, which has James Mangold directing, PI show Applebaum directed by Christopher Columbus, and the Ilene Chaiken/Joel … Read More »

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NBC Buys 2 Dick Wolf Drama Projects

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 5:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Dick Wolf’s Universal TV-based production company is having an active development season under new scripted development executive Danielle Gelber. Last month, NBC bought a firefighter drama from feature writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Now I’ve learned that Wolf Films has set up two more hourlong projects at NBC — one from The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and one from former Smallville executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer — that put a twist on two classic franchises, medical and cop dramas. In addition to the writers, each show is executive produced by Wolf, Wolf Films president Peter Jankowski and Gelber. The untitled Chaiken project centers on a lesbian couple who are doctors at an inner-city Philadelphia hospital. The Slavkin/Swimmer project is a high-tech character-driven procedural about investigators who go into the memory banks of murder victims in order to solve the crimes. Read More »

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Procedural Drama From Ilene Chaiken & Joel Silver Gets Put Pilot Commitment At CBS

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 5:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken has teamed with director-producer Joel Silver for a character-driven procedural which, in a competitive situation, landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment. … Read More »

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