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Fox Buys High-Concept Female Drama From John Scott Shepherd And Prospect Park

By | Wednesday August 28, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With multiple networks interested, Fox has taken in Broken Girl, a drama project from writer John Scott Shepherd, 20th Century Fox and Prospect Park. It focuses on emotionally damaged Trish Derring who, after she loses the man she saw as her last hope for happiness, decides she has nothing left to live for only to discover she’s literally invincible. Blending elements of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Unbreakable, Broken Girl follows an antiheroine who must live with a body that has become both her fortress and her cage. Shepherd, repped by Paradigm and Joel McKuin, recently created the NBC comedy Save Me and has the feature Jump at Relativity with his producing partners Apartment 3B, Jennifer Klein and Sheldon Turner.

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Relativity Buys John Scott Shepherd Spec ‘Jump’

By | Friday May 31, 2013 @ 11:15am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired Jump, a spec script by John Scott Shepherd that Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein will produce through their Vendetta Entertainment. It is a romantic dramedy in the vein of Jerry Maguire, with a strong male role at the center. Shepherd recently created and executive produces NBC’s midseason comedy series Save Me, and he also created the ABC summer series The Days. Shepherd’s feature credits include Life Or Something Like It and Joe Somebody for Fox; his books include Henry’s List Of Wrongs, which originally sold to New Line in a seven-figure deal. Relativity will go right out to directors and actors. This is the first feature sale for Shepherd since he returned to Paradigm.

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Paradigm Signs Writer John Scott Shepherd

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 5:13pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

John Scott Shepherd has signed with Paradigm. This marks Shepherd’s return to the agency after a stint at CAA. Shepherd recently created and executive produces NBC’s midseason comedy series Save Me, which has not been scheduled yet. He also created the ABC summer series The Days. Shepherd’s feature credits include Life Or Something Like It and Joe Somebody for Fox; his books include Henry’s List Of Wrongs, which Paradigm originally sold to New Line in a seven-figure deal.

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It’s Official: Comedy ‘Save Me’ Gets Cast-Contingent Pilot Order At NBC

By | Tuesday September 27, 2011 @ 6:41pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC Nears Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To John Scott Shepherd/Neal Moritz Comedy
NBC has closed the deal for a cast-contingent, off-cycle pilot order to comedy Save Me. The single-camera project hails from writer John Scott Shepherd, Sony Pictures TV and Neal Moritz’s studio-based Original Films. Save Me centers on a woman who, after an accident, starts to believe that she is channeling God. The project was originally developed by NBC’s head of comedy Tal Rabinowitz while she was SVP comedy at Sony TV. Save Me was initially set up at Showtime just as current NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was leaving the pay cable network last summer. Shepherd is executive producing with Original Films’ Moritz and Vivian Cannon as well as Scott Winant (Californication). Save Me reunites many key auspices who worked together on the Showtime comedy series The Big C, including Greenblatt, who developed and greenlighted the series at Showtime; Rabinowtz, who developed it at Sony TV; as well as Sony and Original Film, which are producing the dark comedy starring Laura Linney.

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NBC Nears Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To John Scott Shepherd/Neal Moritz Comedy

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 3:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that NBC is finalizing a deal for an off-cycle pilot order to single-camera comedy Save Me. The order to the project, from writer John Scott Shepherd, Sony Pictures TV and Neal Morirz’s studio-based Original Films banner, is cast-contingent. Save Me centers on a woman who, after an accident, starts to believe that she is channeling God. The project was originally developed at Showtime. Shepherd is executive producing with Original Films’ Moritz and Vivian Cannon as well as Scott Winant (Californication). Shepherd, whose credits include the features Joe Somebody and Life or Something Like It and the ABC series The Days, wrote the 2009 ABC drama pilot See Kate Run. This is the second project to get a pilot order by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt after being originally developed at Showtime. The first was Smash, which Greenblatt first shepherded at the pay cable network during his stint there. At NBC, the musical drama was eventually picked up to series and is slated for a midseason launch behind reality hit The Voice. Additionally, Greenblatt and Sony/Original Film worked together on the Showtime comedy series The Big C. This is the second off-cycle pilot order so far this season, following ABC’s deal for The Manzanis, a multi-camera family comedy written by sitcom veterans Marco Pennette and Dave Flebotte, which has Kirstie Alley attached to star.

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