STARZ TEAMS UP WITH HYPNOTIC'S DOUG LIMAN AND DAVE BARTIS AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS TO DEVELOP NEW HALF-HOUR SCRIPTED DRAMEDY SERIES, "HEARTBEATS" FROM WRITERS BEN YORK JONES AND MICHAEL MOHAN
Beverly Hills, Calif. - November 5, 2013 - Starz Managing Director, Carmi Zlotnik, announced today that STARZ has put into development a new half-hour scripted dramedy, "Heartbeats," from Hypnotic's Doug Liman and Dave Bartis, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. "Heartbeats" is an intimate glimpse into the constantly intersecting and diverging lives of Bobby and Kristen; two down-to-Earth individuals who would be perfect for each other, if only they had met at a different time. "Heartbeats" will explore their story with an episode format that focuses alternatingly on Bobby and Kristen.
Liman ("Covert Affairs," "Suits," The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Bartis ("Suits," "Covert Affairs"), will serve as Executive Producers, along with Co-Executive Producers and writers Jones (Like Crazy, Breathe In) and Mohan (Save the Date).
Jones is represented by CAA, Matt Luber of Luber/Rocklin, and Dave Feldman of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette, Feldman & Goodman.
Mohan is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Dave Feldman of Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette, Feldman & Goodman.
Hypnotic is represented by CAA.
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