Tochterman touts trio of projects

Black laffer slated with Sony

Former Carsey-Werner exec and Overbook Entertainment TV topper David Tochterman is expanding his independent company, developing three cable projects and launching a management division.

On the development front, Tochterman is working with Sony TV on a comedy project with Lewis Black (“The Daily Show”), destined for FX. Richard Dresser is penning the project, which would star Black as a former Washington insider.

Tochterman is also working as an exec producer on Sony’s “Confessions,” which is set up at TNT (Daily Variety, March 2). Penned by Paul Haggis, project revolves around a contract killer.

Producer is also part of the HBO Independent Prods. single-camera laffer “Operation Desert Sands,” for HBO (Daily Variety, Jan. 11). Dave Thomas and Tim Hedrick are writing the project, about a military base inIraq.

“It just worked out that all my development this year is for cable, but it’s a reflection of my taste as well as an opportunity to try different things,” Tochterman said.

On the management front, Tochterman’s clients include Thomas (who he first worked with on “Grace Under Fire,” which featured Thomas and was set up at Carsey-Werner); syndicated morning radio host Mancow Muller; director Melanie Mayron; comedian Julie Klausner; and Upright Citizens Brigade writer-performers John Gemberling and Curtis Gwinn.

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