Hollywood Writers Flock to Cable
By Malina Saval
hollywoodnews.com : With studios making few and fewer films each year—Disney went from 38 in 2000 to 12 in 2010) acclaimed hollywood screenwriters are turning to cable TV for series dramas and small screen movies. Michael Mann (“Heat”) is directing a pilot for HBO. Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) will also helm an HBO vehicle. “Cable networks are so happy to get such incredible talent for little price,” proffers Sony exec Palak Patel. What do you think—is cable TV the new big screen feature?