RMG client MIKE SUSSMAN’s TNT pilot Perception has officially attached Erick McCormack to the lead role. The former Will & Grace star will play Dr. Geoffrey Pierce, an eccentric, frequently erratic and absolutely brilliant neuroscientist who helps the FBI solve complex cases. Sussman co-wrote the pilot with Ken Biller, which is being produced by ABC Studios. Under the new deal, McCormack will serve as producer as well.
Sussman most recently served as Co-Executive Producer on Legend of the Seeker, also produced by ABC Studios. To check out more of Mike’s work, visit his website by clicking HERE.
HBO just picked up a comedy from RMG client and veteran Simpsons writer-producer Tim Long with Molly Shannon attached to star. The untitled comedy would star the Saturday Night Live alumna as a nun who makes the difficult decision to leave the convent and confront life in the outside world. Shannon’s character became a nun after getting her heart broken at 18. Now she is an utterly innocent woman in her early 40s who has never had sex and has to discover the modern world in all of its tawdriness.
Prior to his tenured run with Simpsons, Long wrote for The Late Show with David Letterman and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Recently, Long has also been a stand-out contributor to the New York Times and The New Yorker. To read the full article that appeared on Deadline.com – click HERE.
RMG client Kiersten Van Horne and Cara Haycak are partnering with Taye Diggs and his O’Taye Productions shingle on adoption drama Match for ABC.
The show will examine how families are made and broken as the protagonists — a Los Angeles-based team of lawyers, doctors and caseworkers — struggle to make dreams come true.
Van Horne penned last season’s Pretty Little Mistakes for NBC/UMS and Haycak wrote the young-adult novels Red Palms and Living on Impulse. You can read the full article from today’s Hollywood Reporter HERE.
RMG client and Pulitzer nominee GINA GIONFRIDDO (Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, Cold Case) is bringing ‘Becky Shaw’ to SCR. Check out the fantastic article from yesterday’s Los Angeles Times:
The Pulitzer nominee’s ‘Becky Shaw’ comes to SCR
By James C. Taylor, Special to the Los Angeles Times – October 24 2010
Gina Gionfriddo, an avowed true-crime hobbyist and former writer on “Law & Order” and “Cold Case,” currently writing for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” knows all about criminal activity, but her latest play, “Becky Shaw” - shortlisted for the Pulitzer in 2009 and receiving its Southern California premiere Oct. 29 – involves perhaps the harshest crime of all: wearing the wrong dress to a first date.
SMALLVILLE celebrates its 200th episode tonight at 8 p.m. on the CW. RMG congratulates our client JORDAN HAWLEY on a tremendous run with the show, along with fellow writers, producers, cast and crew.
Jordan previously worked as Supervising Producer on TV series “Wildfire” and “Moonlight”, along with writing and directing the indie feature 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.
In it’s 10th and final season, the show is a modern retelling of Superman’s legendary origins. SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and Tom Welling. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.
Our client and Co-Executive Producer JANINE SHERMAN BARROIS wrote tonight’s episode of CRIMINAL MINDS which airs at 9/8 c on CBS. Check out the teaser for tonight’s episode right here!
Episode Summary: When several women in Virginia are found murdered in a similar manner, SSA David Rossi reopens an unsolved cold case in Herndon that has haunted him for a quarter of a century because he believes the original killer, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, might have returned.
Maxim Magazine’s first issue of the new year features food host and enthusiast Adam Richman. Notorious for his love affair with food, in this article Adam will teach you how to prepare a delicious cure for your New Years Day hangover -also a recipe to keep handy for future hangovers in 2013.
Join RMG client Simon Majumdar on a culinary journey through the dishes that kicked off America’s favorite food tradition. Simon will show us how to make Sobaheg, a stew that was served at the first Thanksgiving meal. Tune in Sunday, November 4th at 8pm ET. http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/back-in-time-for-thanksgiving/index.html
Be sure to tune in and set your DVR’s for all new series Crash and Bernstein, airing tonight at 8:30 pm on Disney XD. Crash is Executive Produced by RMG client Mike Larsen (Real Time w/ Bill Maher), and centers around Wyatt Bernstein, a boy desperately wishing for a brother he could do fun “dude” stuff with. …
Congrats to RMG client Norman Buckley, whose film The Pregnancy Project, took home an Imagen Award for Best Primetime Special/Movie of the Week. Star Alexa Vega also took home an award for Best Actress. Pregnancy Project is an original movie for Lifetime, based on the true story of Gaby Rodriguez, the 18-year-old Washington state high school student …
Previously known for co-writing songs with Steven Stater and Nell Benjamine, RMG client and composer Ben Toth has been added to the Sleepless in Seattle musical team. Sleepless, based on the 1993 Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan film, now has a full creative team in place and will open at the Pasadena Playhouse June, 2013. Lonny Price was set …