Desperate studios turn to things people actually wrote

Here’s a little background for you. It seems the writers strike has left Hollywood scrambling for IP — any IP, even graphic novels, books and magazines. :

Feature development execs were bracing for a deluge of feature spec scripts to flood the market after the 100-day writers strike wrapped in mid-February. But the storm, if it’s brewing at all, has yet to hit, so the majors are chasing after books and magazine articles harder than they have in years.

Because the volume of pitches and specs from screenwriters has been light so far, studios, flush with new fiscal-year development budgets, have turned to books, mags as well as graphic novels for ideas, biz insiders say.


The article lists a lot of books and articles in development about things like salvage ships and women who are desperate to find husbands. So see, it ISN”T all comic book stuff after all.

Comments

  1. michael says:

    I wonder if Variety is kind of reviled by writers now, b/c of their side-taking during the strike?

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