9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
CW Developing 1970s Hollywood B-Movie Satire
Ally McBeal alum Jeffrey Kramer has sold a pair of projects.
The actor-producer has set up period Hollywood drama Run and Gunn at The CW as well as cop drama Strike Force at CBS, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Runn and Gunn takes place in the '70s and centers on a young B-movie studio head on the brink of ruin who hires a talented aspiring female director and an unlikely group of financial backers, cast and crew to produce a movie that will save his company. The drama is said to be a mix in tone of Boogie Nights and The Player.
Wendy Riss will pen the script and executive produce alongside Kramer, Laurie McCarthy and Elliott Webb.
CBS' Strike Force, meanwhile, is inspired by the life of DEA agent Chris Giovino. The drama centers on a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country. Robert David Port (Numbers) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Kramer.
Both projects hail from CBS Television Studios, where Kramer's Juniper Place Productions has an overall deal.
Kramer (The Practice) is repped by Del Shaw; Riss is with CAA; McCarthy is repped by UTA; and Port is with ICM Partners.