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  Chanel   11 08 2018   Comment?

ABC has put in development The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a drama about a sorority girl who joined the CIA, from former Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly as well as ABC Studios, where Pompeo’s Calamity Jane and Timberman-Beverly Prods. are based.

Written by Mericle, the project is inspired by The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, the upcoming book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau.

The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life details the incredible true story of Tracy Walder. Walder happened upon a CIA recruiter at a jobs fair and was recruited by the agency while a USC student and Delta Gamma sorority sister. She would spend the next five years as a covert operative for CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, assuming aliases, thwarting terrorist attacks, and hiding in the trunks of cars on her way to debrief terrorists at black sites. During her time at the CIA, Walder travelled to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, receiving awards for her service.

She went on to leave the CIA to join the FBI, one of the few women to ever do so. Walder, who has Master’s in education from Chapman University, is now a mom and teacher of foreign policy at an all-girls boarding school in Dallas, Texas.

“Tracy’s real-life story is fascinating, and we are honored that she has entrusted our team to put a fictional twist on her real-life wild ride” Pompeo said.

Walder and Blau serve as consultants for the series, executive produced by Pompeo and Laura Holstein via Calamity Jane, Timberman and Beverly via Timberman-Beverly Prods., as well as Mericle who will serve showrunner.

Blau is the author of four novels, including bestseller The Summer of Naked Swim Parties. The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life is slated to be published by St. Martin’s Press in spring 2020.

This is the first development season for Mericle under an overall deal at ABC Studios where she moved in May after a six-season stint on the CW’s Arrow, the last three as executive producer/co-showrunner. Mericle previously worked on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Also in the first year of their ABC Studios overall deal, Timberman and Beverly also have romantic drama Until the Wedding in the works at ABC.

Founded by Pompeo, Calamity Jane has first look deals at ABC Studios/ABC Signature for broadcast, cable and streaming. The company has various scripted and unscripted projects in development, including Amazon’s Skin Tight, based on the book of the same name by Christopher Byron, with Emily Fox adapting.

Mericle is repped by CAA, Literate, and attorney Nina Shaw. Calamity Jane is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren. Timberman-Beverly is repped by CAA, Del Shaw Moonves and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Walder and Blau are repped by CAA and literary agent Gail Hochman.

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  Chanel   10 12 2017   Comment?

Ellen Pompeo is looking to bring the flavor of Grey’s Anatomy to the courtroom.

The actress-producer is teaming with ABC to adapt Colombian format La Ley Del Corazon as an ABC drama called Big Law.

Big Law, which is in development at the network, is described as a modern look at a large LA law firm and what it takes to survive and thrive in our work obsessed society. The line between our lawyers professional and personal lives are increasingly blurred and moral ambiguity is a job requirement.

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  Chanel   01 26 2017   Comment?

It took 13 years, but Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo will boldly follow in several of her co-stars’ footsteps when she directs an episode of the ABC medical drama this spring, TVLine has learned.
Pompeo’s episode will go into production in early February and air later this season.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes has a long history of embracing her actors’ directorial ambitions. On Grey’s, Chandra Wilson and Kevin McKidd are essentially part of the show’s regular directing rotation, with each helming several episodes a season.
ABC confirmed Pompeo’s inaugural directing effort, but declined to provide details about the episode’s storyline. It’s probably safe to say Meredith will be used sparingly though.

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  Chanel   01 14 2017   Comment?

  Chanel   01 14 2017   Comment?

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is ready to explore the mind of a criminal mastermind.

The actress-producer is teaming with comic book publisher IDW Entertainment to develop The Devil, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama, based on the novel The Devil: Britain’s Most Feared Underworld Taxman by Graham Johnson, is being eyed as a limited series. A network has not yet been attached; IDW plans to develop the script before taking the project out to buyers.

David Dilley (Warrior) is set to pen the script and executive produce The Devil alongside Pompeo and her Calamity Jane banner topper. Laura Holstein will executive produce alongside IDW Publishing CEO and publisher Ted Adams as well as IDW Entertainment president David Ozer. Pompeo found and optioned the book; the project is being produced outside of her overall deal with Grey’s producers ABC Studios.

Set in Liverpool in the 1980s, The Devil centers on Stephen French, one of the most feared men in the criminal underworld in the U.K. He earned both his nickname and a reputation among rival crime lords, whom he would outwit and rob during the emerging drug trade of the 1980s.

“We are thrilled to be working with Ellen and Laura on The Devil,” Ozer said. “It is such a captivating and strong character that will resonate with a global audience.”

In addition to producing The Devil, IDW also plans to turn the project into a comic book series.

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  Chanel   12 29 2016   Comment?

Such exciting news I am so happy for them. Ellen & Chris had a new baby boy Eli Christopher and he is so adorable:)

❤️Eli Christopher❤️ Chris Ivery just fell a notch.. I've got a new guy

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