Caroline Williams has it 'Made'
ABC nabs scribe's single-camera comedy pitchIt seems that Caroline Williams just can't do wrong -- her first-ever TV pitch, the single-camera comedy "Made Over," has sparked bidding, landing a put pilot commitment at ABC.
After graduating from UCLA's master's program in screenwriting in 2004, she set out to write a spec with the sole goal of landing job on NBC's "The Office."
The spec, "Miss/Guided," did get her a job on the Emmy-winning comedy that earned her a WGA nomination this year for penning the "Phillis' Wedding" episode. But it also took on a life of its own, making it to series on ABC last season with Judy Greer in the lead.
"It's been a busy and exciting couple of years," Williams said.
For her sophomore development effort, produced by Warner Bros. TV through a blind script deal, Williams drew inspiration from the movie "Jerry Maguire," in which Tom Cruise plays a jerk sports agent who reinvents himself after losing his high-power job because of a nervous breakdown.
"It's about the power of beauty and image in society and how that affects female friendship and competition in the workplace," Williams said of "Made Over."
Set in Los Angeles, it centers on a shallow, image-obsessed cosmetics executive who has a crisis of conscience and quits her job. She joins a younger woman with completely different values to start a unique consulting company.
"Both are incredibly dysfunctional people who have no friends and no places to go outside the company, so their relationship inspires them to change."
In addition to "Made Over," which she is writing/exec producing, Williams also is working on a feature script for Paramount.
Not too shabby for a recent college graduate.
"I'm really lucky," Williams said.
She is repped by UTA and attorneys Robert Offer and Lindsay Straussberg