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Mark Gordon To Produce ABC Comedy Based On ‘Dirty Girls’ Book

18 October 2012 4:37 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: The Mark Gordon Co. has sold its sixth project this development season — half-hour comedy Dirty Girls, which has been set up at ABC through ABC, where the the company has an overall deal. Moe Jelline (You Again) will write the project, which is based on the Gillian Telling book Dirty Girls: The Naked Truth About Our Guilty Secrets. The single-camera half-hour revolves around a group of female friends who reveal the dirty truth about the secret lives of women. Gordon, Jelline and Mark Gordon Co.’s Andrea Shay will executive produce. Dirty Secrets joins Mark Gordon Co.’s other projects sold to ABC this season: Sex Diaries, Pros & Cons, Gothica, an untitled family drama co-written by Bob Daily and Pierce Gardner, and the female soap Vain from Make It Or Break It creator Holly Sorensen. Jelline is represented by ICM Partners, which also reps Mark Gordon Co., Kaplan/Perrone and Rick Genow. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Mark Gordon Co. Sells ‘Sex Diaries’ Dramedy, ‘Pros & Cons’ Drama To ABC

11 October 2012 12:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Mark Gordon Company has sold two more hourlong projects to ABC: Sex Diaries, inspired by New York magazine’s popular weekly feature, and Pros & Cons. Both are executive produced by Gordon and Nicholas Pepper and produced by ABC Studios, where the Mark Gordon Co. has a rich production deal. Sex Diaries, written/executive produced by Tom Spezialy, is a sexy and heartfelt dramedy set in New York City that explores the sex lives, loves, and experiences of 10 characters who are interconnected in surprising ways. Pros & Cons, written/executive produced by Alexi Hawley (Castle), is a light-hearted procedural about a young FBI agent who discovers the father she never knew is a master thief. His unique insight into crime proves invaluable to her work, but is he helping her to make up for his absence from her life, or using their newfound relationship to aid in his criminal career? The »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Showrunner Bob Daily And Mark Gordon Sell Drama To ABC

5 October 2012 2:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Former Desperate Housewives executive producer/showrunner Bob Daily is staying in the ABC/ABC Studios fold, teaming with the executive producer of another hit ABC drama that started as a Desperate Housewives companion, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Mark Gordon. The untitled hourlong drama, from ABC Studios and studio-based Mark Gordon Co., revolves around three diverse families whose lives get gloriously messy when they discover that they share a biological father, a successful bachelor in his 40s who’s completely unprepared to embrace the family he never knew he wanted. Daily will co-write the script with feature writer Pierce Gardner (Dan In Real Life). Daily, Gordon and Nicholas Pepper are the executive producers. Frasier alum Daily joined Desperate Housewives at the beginning of Season 3 as co-executive producer and was upped to executive producer a year later. He quickly established himself as the No.2 to creator/executive producer Marc Cherry, handling »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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[Interview] ‘Odd Life’ Director Peter Hedges Talks Finding a Balance Between Magic and Sincerity

15 August 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now in theaters is Peter Hedges‘ latest directorial effort, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The film stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as two parents that are unable to conceive despite numerous procedures and efforts. One night they decide to name everything they want in a kid and later that night, he is born in their garden. Cj Adams stars as Timothy, the garden miracle boy who gives them everything they could have ever wanted and more. Earlier this week I had a chance to speak with Hedges over the phone as we talked about keeping the mystical low-key, working with people you run to work with, and the genesis of the film.

The Film Stage: You have veterans actors in the film surrounding the young boy [Cj Adams]. I’m curious if that is intentional or just a by-product of a studio film? 

Peter Hedges: Any time you’re »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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