Sis scribes sell Walden 'Tough Cookies' script


Sister scribes Carley and Chelsea Steiner have sold a family comedy spec to Walden Media titled "Tough Cookies."

The story centers on a deadbeat dad ordered by a judge to form a Girl Scout troop with his rebel daughter and her friends. The troop uses its unconventional ways to compete against snobbish rivals at the National Scout Rally.

Kerner Entertainment's Jordan Kerner (2006's "Charlotte's Web") is producing, with Ben Haber (2007's "Across the Universe") executive producing. Haber brought the script to Walden.

Michael Bostick and Amanda Morgan Palmer are overseeing for Walden.

"Cookies" is the second project in the works for Chelsea Steiner, a former assistant at ICM, and Carley Steiner, who earned a master's in screenwriting at USC. Another screenplay, "Jelly," which centers on belly-dancing, is in development with producer David Doerkson and set to go into production next year. The sisters are repped by APA and manager Nic Bogner.

"Cookies" marks the latest collaboration between Walden and Kerner, which are developing the sports drama "The Miracle of St. Anthony." (partialdiff)