Studio holds Heldens for 2 years

Twentieth Century Fox TV has sealed a seven-figure, two-year overall deal with scribe Liz Heldens (“Boston Public”) to create projects.

First up, Heldens has landed a script commitment at the Fox net, where she’s developing a project about a young woman who inherits her Trump-esque father’s business empire.

The main character, a 26-year-old liberal-leaning Berkeley grad, heads to New York to lead the multibillion-dollar company — and finds herself over her head.

“She’s in that very identifiable fish-out-of-water position,” said Heldens. “A lot of funny comes from that, people making mistakes, going out on a limb and doing the wrong thing — and then having to mend fences.”

Heldens said she’s looking to develop more comedic dramas for the studio.

Twentieth Century Fox TV prexy Dana Walden said she was a “huge fan” of Heldens, whom she said “did great work for us on ‘Boston Public.’ “

“When we look at writers to make deals with, we’re looking for people with different points of view and who can bring something unexpected. She’s been able to do both with the dramas she’s written for us,” Walden said.

Heldens previously wrote the drama “Mystery Girl” for UPN. Scribe is writing for Fox’s “North Shore”; other credits include “Girls Club.”

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more
Post A Comment 0