Hairspray and Chicago producers Zadan and Meron teamed previously with Stamos on the 2000 ABC TV biopic The Beach Boys: An American Family, which the three exec produced. Further details on All Summer Long are under wraps but Delevingne would play Caroline. Last month the project was selected as one of 26 projects to receive tax credit cash in the California Film Commission’s annual lottery.
Delevingne only recently transitioned into acting after launching
The four-hour miniseries would air on both cable networks (which are both under the same overall A&E Networks umbrella) in an effort to attract a broad audience of both men and women. Although the project is still in early stages, executive producers Craig Zadon and Neil Meron are TV movie vets with credits including "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," The Beach Boys: An American Family" and Lifetime's upcoming "Steel Magnolias."
Lifetime has proven they can still lure in big audiences for TV movies, 5.8 million viewers tuned in to see Rob Lowe in "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" in January.
The director has signed on to take the helm of an untitled musical, powered by the tunes of the Beach Boys. The famed pop group has been making waves (excuse the pun) in the last little while, with the recent uber-box set edition of Smile and of course, their reunion at the Grammys in advance of a massive 50th anniversary tour. And while the hair may be thinning on top and the paunches getting a little flabbier, the
The original musical is based on a fictional story created by Susannah Grant and will be driven by the music of The Beach Boys. The script was passed to a handful of directors, but Michael Sucsy responded to the material. He recently spoke with the writer to discuss the details of the project.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be producing the film alongside John Stamos. The trio produced ABC's The Beach Boys: An American Family.
This project is still in early development.
?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?
The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Movies For Television And Mini-series
The nominees for the Directors Guild
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