Marc Buckland To Direct NBC Comedy Pilot ‘The Gates’

By | Wednesday December 5, 2012 @ 3:53pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sought-after pilot director Marc Buckland has been tapped to helm The Gates, NBC‘s recently picked up single-camera comedy pilot from writers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. The project, which was given an early green light, is based on the British series of the same name that premiered on Sky Living in August. It is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they have to navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. Yuspa and Goldsmith wrote the script and executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan as well as Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke of Feelgood Fiction, the UK production company behind the original series. Read More »

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Marc Buckland Sells Relationship Comedic Drama To NBC

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sought-after pilot director Marc Buckland is venturing into his own development with an hourlong project, which has sold to NBC through Universal TV. Titled This Thing Called Love, it is described as a comedic documentary that explores the minutae of modern relationships through the eyes of several very disparate couples. Buckland will write, direct and executive produce under his development deal with Universal TV. Under the pact, Buckland made his pilot-writing debut last season with single-camera comedy RIP, which also was set up at NBC. Both pilots Buckland directed for NBC the past two seasons — drama Grimm and comedy Next Caller Please — went to series. Read More »

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Marc Buckland Sells Comedy, Drama Projects To NBC

By | Friday November 4, 2011 @ 3:32pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Director-producer Marc Buckland has sold two projects to NBC, comedy RIP and drama State Of Mind. Both hail from Universal Television where Buckland is under a two-year development deal. He most recently directed the pilot for NBC’s new drama … Read More »

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Emmy-Winning Directors Back On Pilot Duty

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Richard Shepard, who won an Emmy for directing the pilot of ABC’s Ugly Betty, has come on board to direct another hourlong pilot with a female lead, CBS’ Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Ringer, written on spec by Eric Charmelo … Read More »

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Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally Ink UMS Deal, Join ‘Love Bites’ As Writing Showrunners

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JonKinnally_TracyPoustFormer Will & Grace executive producers/showrunners Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally have inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios. Under the pact, said to be seven-figure per year, the two have joined new NBC/UMS anthology dramedy series Love BitesRead More »

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