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Paul Feig To Helm Darren Star’s HBO Pilot ‘Viagra Diaries’ Starring Goldie Hawn

By | Monday January 23, 2012 @ 3:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Hot off directing summer boxoffice hit Bridesmades, Paul Feig has been tapped to helm HBO’s comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, created by Sex and the City creator/executive producer Darren Star and starring Oscar winner Goldie Hawn. Based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker, Viagra Diaries centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. In addition to directing, Feig will executive produce the pilot along with Star; Hawn; Aaron Kaplan, who put the project together; husband-and-wife duo Alan and Wendy Riche and their son Peter, who originally eyed the book for a feature; Hawn’s managers Brian Medavoy and Alan Nevins; as well as David Knolloer. Feig started off in TV where he created cult favorite Freeks And Geeks and served as co-executive producer/director on another NBC series, The Office. He was pursued by several pilots before choosing Viagra Diaries.

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Darren Star’s Goldie Hawn-Starring Comedy ‘Viagra Diaries’ Nears Pilot Order At HBO

By | Thursday December 8, 2011 @ 11:05am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I hear that HBO is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to The Viagra Diaries, a half-hour comedy created by Sex and the City creator/executive producer Darren Star and starring Oscar winner Goldie Hawn. The project is looking for a director and eyes spring production start in New York. Based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker, Viagra Diaries centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years.

The novel was first eyed for a feature, with husband-and-wife duo Alan and Wendy Riche and their son Peter attached to produce. Independent TV producer Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova) then took over the property and, with the Riches still on board, took it to Star who came on board to adapt it as a comedy series. Star and Kaplan pitched the project to HBO and convinced Hawn to star in what would be her first role in almost a decade, since the 2002 movie The Banger Sisters. Star, Hawn, Kaplan, Hawn, her managers Brian Medavoy and Alan Nevins as well as Alan, Wendy and Peter Riche are executive producing. After a start in television on Good Morning, World and Rowan Read More »

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Brian Medavoy’s Management Biz Expands

By | Tuesday November 15, 2011 @ 7:15am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Shelley Morales has joined Brian Medavoy’s Medavoy Management. ”I’ve been working really hard to build a business that holds the confidence of the community and my clients,” Medavoy tells Deadline. ”Shelley’s addition to the team further underscores our momentum and commitment to building great talent.” Medavoy made news in April following the departure of his partner Devon Jackson and the dissolution of their Jackson-Medavoy Entertainment. Read More »

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