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« on: October 28, 2004, 10:48:30 AM »
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NBC, ABC developing 9/11 miniseries


Thursday, October 28, 2004 Posted: 10:44 AM EDT (1444 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC and ABC are developing miniseries revolving around the September 11 attacks, using the "9/11 Commission Report" as the blueprint for dramatic retellings of the events that led to the devastating strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

NBC said Wednesday it has cut a deal with "Speed" screenwriter Graham Yost to develop a limited series exploring the circumstances surrounding the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and spurred the United States to mount a global war on terrorism.

NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly said the network intended to produce a "seminal" event for network television on par with the 1970s miniseries "Roots" and 1980s nuclear-attack TV movie "The Day After." The project will take at least a year to develop and might not be ready to air until the 2006-07 season, NBC brass said.

ABC, meanwhile, is understood to have been developing a similar concept for the past several months. ABC declined comment on their project Wednesday, but network sources suggested that the timing of NBC's announcement was motivated at least in part by NBC's desire to be the first to unveil plans for a September 11-focused miniseries.

NBC said it was in the process of lining up "a major producer and other top talent" to work with Yost on the project, to be produced by its studio sibling, NBC Universal TV Studio.

"The only way we'd ever attempt a project like this is under the extremely capable auspices of Graham Yost, who can execute a project of this weight with the integrity it demands," NBC Universal TV co-presidents Angela Bromstad and David Kissinger said in a joint statement.

Yost, who also created and executive produced the NBC police drama "Boomtown" and worked on the elaborate HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Band of Brothers," acknowledged that he had taken on a highly ambitious project that would take at least a year to research and develop. Most of the specifics about the project, including the number of hours, narrative approach and how it would be scheduled, have yet to be hammered out.
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Re: 9-11 Miniseries
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2004, 01:05:12 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004, 01:28:55 PM »
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Hah!
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global war on terrorism.

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NBC, ABC developing 9/11 miniseries


Thursday, October 28, 2004 Posted: 10:44 AM EDT (1444 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC and ABC are developing miniseries revolving around the September 11 attacks, using the "9/11 Commission Report" as the blueprint for dramatic retellings of the events that led to the devastating strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

NBC said Wednesday it has cut a deal with "Speed" screenwriter Graham Yost to develop a limited series exploring the circumstances surrounding the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and spurred the United States to mount a global war on terrorism.

NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly said the network intended to produce a "seminal" event for network television on par with the 1970s miniseries "Roots" and 1980s nuclear-attack TV movie "The Day After." The project will take at least a year to develop and might not be ready to air until the 2006-07 season, NBC brass said.

ABC, meanwhile, is understood to have been developing a similar concept for the past several months. ABC declined comment on their project Wednesday, but network sources suggested that the timing of NBC's announcement was motivated at least in part by NBC's desire to be the first to unveil plans for a September 11-focused miniseries.

NBC said it was in the process of lining up "a major producer and other top talent" to work with Yost on the project, to be produced by its studio sibling, NBC Universal TV Studio.

"The only way we'd ever attempt a project like this is under the extremely capable auspices of Graham Yost, who can execute a project of this weight with the integrity it demands," NBC Universal TV co-presidents Angela Bromstad and David Kissinger said in a joint statement.

Yost, who also created and executive produced the NBC police drama "Boomtown" and worked on the elaborate HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Band of Brothers," acknowledged that he had taken on a highly ambitious project that would take at least a year to research and develop. Most of the specifics about the project, including the number of hours, narrative approach and how it would be scheduled, have yet to be hammered out.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004, 06:55:34 PM »
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Someone in my English class a couple years ago was able to find most of the lyrics to "Sloop John B" on a page of Ben Franklin's diary.
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2004, 07:04:52 PM »
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If you look hard enough you can find meaning in anything.

It took 20 years for AIDS to be funny.  I thought it would take at least five for this to be acceptable dramatic material.  This is a horrible idea, though, but I don't really expect anything else, so I'm not surprised.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2004, 10:20:01 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2004, 10:45:33 AM »
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It took 20 years for AIDS to be funny.


What was it?  22.3 years or something?  That's what I was originally going to say.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2004, 10:51:47 AM »
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no way.  delirious came out in like 1982 and AIDS was already funny.
I wonder if it's gonna be a 3-hour docudrama about a pair of lovers in the twin towers whose love will never be consummated.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2004, 12:26:42 AM »
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NBC 9/11 mini sees Howard, Grazer at top

NBC is in final negotiations with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to sign on as executive producers of its upcoming miniseries revolving around the events leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Sources said talks are under way to bring Grazer, Howard and Imagine TV president David Nevins on board to shepherd the project as executive producers alongside writer Graham Yost, who was already attached to develop and executive produce the still-untitled project.

20th Century Fox TV, where Imagine TV has an overall production deal, also is expected to join Imagine and NBC Universal Television Studio as a co-production partner on the miniseries. Sources said NBC is developing the project as an eight-hour limited-series "event" production. Sources cautioned that final deal points are still being hammered out, but one source said that all sides are "determined to make this work because it's such an important project."

There's no word yet on a target premiere date, but when the project was announced last month, Yost said it would likely take at least a year of research and development before production could begin. The blueprint for the project will be the 567-page "9/11 Commission Report," released in July by the bipartisan federal panel that spent nearly 18 months researching the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and spurred the United States to mount a global war on terrorism.

Sources said the Imagine principals responded with great enthusiasm after being approached by NBC to join the project. Yost worked with Grazer and Howard on HBO's 12-hour "From the Earth to the Moon" miniseries, which chronicled the history of NASA's Apollo space exploration program.

ABC also is developing a longform project based on the "9/11 Commission Report."
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