Adam Mazer, who won an Emmy last year for penning the HBO movie You Don’t Know Jack, has made a deal to write a pilot for the network based on Susanna Moore’s book The Big Girls, which Joel Schumacher is in discussions to direct. Electus’ Ben Silverman and Original Media’s Charlie Corwin are producing. The novel centers on a young psychiatrist at a maximum security women’s prison who attempts to treat the criminally insane while dealing with her own damaged psyche. Mazer is with ICM and Inphenate.
Some action on the feature front. Sony’s Columbia Pictures attached Barry Levinson to direct Brother Jack, a Mosaic-produced drama based on the life of human rights activist Jack Healey. Harley Peyton wrote the script and Kelly Masterson is rewriting. Levinson’s got a little momentum from the Jack Kevorkian biopic You …
The nominees for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning at Los Angeles’ Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
HBO’s The Pacific received the most nominations with 24, Fox’s Glee 19, AMC’s Mad Men 17, NBC’s 30 Rock and HBO’s Made For TV movies Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack 15, ABC’s Modern Family 14, NBC’s Saturday Night Live 12, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars 9, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie 8, CBS’ Two And A Half Men 6, CBS’ Big Bang Theory 5, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother and NBC’s The Office 4.
Overall in nominations, HBO led with 101, ABC with 63 received the most nominations of any broadcast network, followed by CBS 57, NBC 48, FOX 47, and PBS 32. AMC had 26, Showtime 23, Discovery Channel 14, Lifetime 11, FX Networks 9, Comedy Central 8, Cartoon Network 7, Bravo and History and Syfy 6, Disney Channel 5, USA and DirecTV 4, TNT 3, Nickelodeon and Animal Planet and Sundance Channel and IFC and A&E 2, BET and Travel Channel and TCM and NGC and EPIXHD 1. As for studios, 20th TV 49, Lionsgate received 26, Warner Bros TV 23.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
62nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Glee • FOX • A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV
Modern Family • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production
The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio
Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Productions
Lost • ABC • Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
True Blood • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment