MTV backs Ponies’ ‘Sorority Life’ skein

Series to docu day-to-day life of org on campus

HOLLYWOOD — MTV has pledged its support to Los Angeles-based 7 Ponies Prods. to develop a documentary-style series tentatively titled “Sorority Life.”

Producing partners Sergio Myers and Catherine Finn of 7 Ponies are exec producing the project. Myers is the project’s creator.

Skein would highlight the day-to-day life and drama of a sorority on a U.S. college campus. The sorority and campus have not been determined yet.

Myers, whose credits include several episodes of “The E! True Hollywood Story” as well as straight-to-video feature-length docu “Heaven’s Gate: The Untold Story,” said his mission for the project is to “finally get their story to the masses.”

“We can’t deny that things go on, things like hazing,” Myers told Daily Variety. “My position is to provide an opportunity to members to come forward and tell their sides of things. … We really want to get in there and look at how a more than 100-year-old tradition has been somehow preserved.”

Myers and Finn, who are repped by ICM and manager Michael Becker, also hope to produce a follow-up project focusing on a fraternity.

The duo’s lawyer, Irwin Rappaport, negotiated the “Sorority Life” deal.

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)

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