Fox Creates Emerging Writers Division
Deadline.com writes that 20th Century Fox has launched a new division to develop original content from emerging writers. Steve Tzirlin, former VP of development at Lucasfilm Ltd, and Nicky Weinstock, formerly EVP of comedy development for Chernin Ent., have been hired to run the division. Tzirlin will oversee action-adventure with Weinstock shepherding comedy. Five writers in comedy and action/adventure will be chosen to start. The studio will set them up with producers and help develop their ideas.