The Harvey Entertainment Company announced the acquisition of all television rights to one of the longest running comedy properties on the Internet, WALTER MILLER'S HOME PAGE. Emmy Award winner and former Saturday Night Live film producer Neal Marshad of Neal Marshad Productions will produce the pilot for Harvey, with Tony Eastman (director of Nickelodeon's DOUG pilot) set to serve as creative consultant. Kristin Hawley will head the project for The Harvey Entertainment Company. The site appeared in cyberspace September of 1995. TIME Magazine said it is "among the hottest places on the Net...hilarious writing in the long tradition of low brow American satire." The site is written in the first person and the real author and creator is a closely held secret. Working at an Internet startup, the geeky 20-year old Walter Miller, through a series of mistakes in his life, is forced to care for his cranky, abusive grandfather. WALTER MILLER marks Harvey's first venture into primetime television, as it expands beyond its traditional 2-12 year old audience. Currently, Harvey is in discussions with several networks interested in developing the series. Rick Mischel, president of The Harvey Entertainment Company said, "Walter has been called a personification of the Internet itself. WALTER'S HOME PAGE is one of the most iconoclastic, weird, cutting edge web programs with a fanatic fan base. We believe the concept will easily make the transition to television." Walter Miller says, "The good news is that the convergence of TV and the Web is finally here. The bad news is, it comes in the form of my crappy Web site."
Read Animation World Magazines interview with Rick Mischel, president of The Harvey Entertainment Company.