‘Accepted’: Annapurna To Produce Limited Series On College Admissions Scandal

Also among those charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud is Bill McGlashan, the founder and managing partner of TPG Growth, who since has left the board of STX Entertainment, which had placed him on administrative leave.
Devincentis shared an Emmy and PGA Award  for writing FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and his screenplay credits include Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity. He is repped by UTA and Barnes Morris Klein & Yorn.” />
The feds say a group of 33 parents combined to pay millions in bribes to coaches at such top schools as Yale Georgetown and Stanford so their children could gain admission as recruited athletes – even if they weren’t actually athletes. On March 12, the FBI unsealed a wide-ranging indictment in the scheme involving wealthy parents allegedly buying their children’s way into elite universities.
Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the scandal and wrote an open letter of apology and contrition; Loughlin and her fashion designer husband pleaded not guilty, and the former When Calls the Heart star also is facing a money-laundering charge. The book details the recent college admissions scandal that exposed a criminal conspiracy to influence undergraduate admission decisions at several prominent American universities including USC and UCLA. Such prominent industry figures as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been indicted as part of the bribery scheme.
Accepted will be published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House. Sue Naegle, Ali Krug and Patrick Chu will produce on behalf of Annapurna Television.
The college admissions bribery scandal had "Hollywood adaptation" written all over it when the news broke in March, and now a TV series is in the works. Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to Accepted, an upcoming book by Melissa Korn and Jen Levitz, for a limited series with DV Devincentis writing.

Vanessa Bayer To Headline & Write Comedy Series In Works At Showtime From Michael Showalter & Annapurna TV

Bayer, who will write the pilot script, and Beiler executive produce Big Deal with Emmy-winning former Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein. Ali Krug co-executive produces. Showalter, who is set to direct the potential pilot, and Jordana Mollick executive produce via Showalter Semi-Formal Productions, which has a first-look deal with Annapurna TV. Executive producing for Annapurna are Megan Ellison, and head of Annapurna Television, Sue Naegle. Showtime will produce.
Annapurna TV has upcoming Netflix series Mixtape and The Plot Against America miniseries, which was just ordered by HBO.
The project, which Bayer has co-created with former SNL writer Jeremy Beiler, is a comedy in which a woman (Bayer) overcomes childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an on-air host at a home shopping network.
Beiler, who also worked on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer with Klein, is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and ICM Partners. Klein, who most recently worked on Amazon's Transparent, is repped by Rise Management and UTA
Bayer and Beiler are teaming up for the project after working together at SNL. Their collaborations included nervous Weekend Update meteorologist Dawn Lazarus who became an instant breakout when Bayer introduced her just before her departure NBC's venerable night sketch comedy program after seven seasons.
EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live alumna Vanessa Bayer is set to co-create, write and star in Big Deal, a single-camera comedy which is in development at Showtime from Annapurna Television, with The Big Sick helmer Michael Showalter attached to direct.
Showalter and Semi-Formal Productions are repped by Artists First, UTA and Stone Genow.” />
She is repped by Rise Management, UTA and Jackoway Tyerman Bayer recently starred in the Netflix comedy film Ibiza.
Bayer's character is inspired by the comedy actress' own personal story as a survivor of childhood leukemia, which she was diagnosed with in her freshman year of high school.