ABC Buys Dramas From David Diamond, David Weissman & Temple Hill; Jonathan Abrams, Marcus Wiley & Julia Franz

Writers David Diamond and David Weissman (The Family Man) have sold dual-reality drama The Double Life Of Emily Reed to ABC through ABC Studios and studio-based Temple Hill. Emily Reed is a 35-year-old divorcee from New Jersey with two kids who’s at a tipping point in her life when she makes the life-changing decision to move herself and her kids in with her mom. Just when she gives up on all her dreams, Emily magically wakes up the next morning in a gorgeous Soho loft lying next to an even more gorgeous naked man. And thus begins the double life of Emily Reed, where she lives each day twice — once as a divorced mother of two in suburban New Jersey, and again as a successful independent New York business woman. The premise is reminiscent of the parallel universe movie Sliding Doors and the NBC series Awake. Diamond and Weissman
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ABC Adapting Ya Book Series ‘Beta’ With Chris Weitz & Temple Hill

Exclusive: ABC has teamed with Chris Weitz (About A Boy) and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey’s ABC Studios-based Temple Hill (ABC’s Revenge) for a drama series project based on Beta, the first in the Ya book series by best-selling author Rachel Cohn. Written by young feature writer Lindsay Devlin, the project is set in the near future when clones have become the enslaved work force for the wealthy. But when a new Beta model is introduced and discovers the dark truth about her own origins, she also begins to uncover secrets and lies within the utopian island community she’s serving. Temple Hill’s Bowen, Godfrey and Larry Gilbert will executive produce with Depth of Field’s Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano and Paul Weitz. Beta reunites Chris Weitz, who directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and Temple Hill, the company behind the blockbuster movie franchise. “We had
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Temple Hill Signs New Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Hires TV Development Exec

Exclusive: Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen’s Temple Hill Entertainment has signed a new two-year deal with ABC Studios and has hired former Entertainment One Television executive Larry Gilbert as Svp of Television. Temple Hill, which produces the hugely successful Twilight movie franchise, moved into television two years ago with a pact at ABC Studios. Its first project under the deal was a contemporary take on The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective written by Mike Kelley. The project, titled Revenge, went to pilot, then series, and, after a breakout first season, has been awarded ABC’s marquee Sunday 9 Pm slot for fall. “The experience has been one hell of a ride”, said Bowen who, along with Godfrey, serves as an executive producer on Revenge. “We’ve had an embarrassment of riches with a studio that supports it, a network that believes in it, network and studio heads
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Michael Rosenberg Upped To Evp U.S. Scripted TV At Entertainment One

Michael Rosenberg, Entertainment One’s Svp Original Scripted Series Programming, has been promoted to Evp U.S. Scripted Television. In his new position, Rosenberg will oversee eOne’s TV Development, Current Programming and Production department. As the Canadian company is streamlining operations to establish a U.S. outpost dedicated to serving the American TV marketplace, Rosenberg will shepherd these efforts. “My goal is to focus on seeking out high-quality projects and ideas that really resonate with Us audiences,” said Rosenberg, who will continue to be based in Los Angeles and report to eOne Television’s CEO John Morayniss. Rosenberg’s promotion comes on the heels of the exit of Noreen Halpern, eOne Television’s head of scripted programming, in February. Rosenberg is shepherding eOne’s development slate, which includes Steven Bochco’s drama series Evolution; drama Upstate, from Philip Seymour Hoffman and writers Brett C. Leonard & Bob Glaudini, which is
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