CAA has signed three senior-level TV writer-producers.Eric Overmyer is the co-creator/executive producer of HBO’s Treme. Before collaborating with David Simon on the New Orleans-based series, Overmyer worked with Simon as a producer and writer on The Wire. Overmyer, who comes from UTA, also has worked on the three Law & Order series and Homicide: Life On The Street.
Also joining CAA from UTA is Scott Rosenbaum whose resume includes stints as executive producer on V and Chuck and co-executive producer on The Shield for five seasons. Clifton Campbell is the creator and executive producer of A&E’s The Glades and was previously a co-executive producer on USA’s White Collar. He was repped by ICM.
From aliens to pirates – V executive producer/showrunner Scott Rosenbaum has been tapped to write the pilot script for Port Royal, FX’s drama series project produced by Graham King’s GK-tv, Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, FX Prods. and Fox International Channels. Based on the original idea by Hurd, Port Royal is set in the late 17th century on the island of Jamaica and chronicles the namesake port’s notorious rise as the “richest and wickedest city” in the new world, and as a self-governing safe haven for cutthroat pirates, corrupt politicians and ruthless merchants. UTA-repped Rosenbaum will executive produce the project with Hurd and GK-tv’s King, Tim Headington and Craig Cegielski. This marks Rosenbaum’s return to FX, where he worked on The Shield before switching to broadcast with stints on Chuck and V. If it goes to series, Port Royal will air on FX domestically and on the Fox International Channels abroad.
Distribution has been set for The Perfect Age of Rock N’ Roll, the drama directed by Scott Rosenbaum that stars Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Taryn Manning and Peter Fonda. Red Hawk Films will release theatrically next year, and Entertainment One has acquired home video, TV, VOD and digital rights to a film that has played the festival circuit. Zegers plays a rock star who achieved fame and fortune on his first album, helped largely by songs written by his childhood friend and collaborator who bailed out on a second album that flopped. Desperate his career is over, the rocker heads home to rekindle the relationship with his former partner, and they find themselves on a road trip down Route 66, rediscovering their rock roots. Pic was produced by Scott Rosenbaum and Joseph White and Submarine’s Josh Braun brokered the distribution deal with Vicki Cherkas. Media 8′s selling international rights at AFM. Here’s the trailer: