'TV tighter for writers' is the title of an article published today by the entertainment news source "Variety". It describes how the Hollywood TV and cinema corporations are aiming at giving out less development deals.
"As a result, dozens of writers whose deals expired June 1 are hustling for gigs as showrunners or staff writers, or simply taking a gamble on one-shot script deals.
Among those affected by the shift:
= 20th Century Fox TV has not struck new development deals with Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin ("The Education of Max Bickford"); Alan Cohen & Alan Freedland ("King of the Hill"); David X. Cohen ("Futurama"); Molly Newman ("Snoops"); ... "
Our good friend Sandy Grushow (see "Chapter 1: Operation Wise FOX") tells us:
"Fox Television Entertainment Group chairman Sandy Grushow believes the scaling back of overall deals is 'the absolutely sanest thing the Hollywood production community can do.'"
Well thanks for basically calling people insane who want to keep a developing show instead of single season hot shots.