Disney Channel buys pitch, renews ‘Vampire’

Tisdale to exec produce original film 'Adventure Quest'

Disney Channel has bought a pitch from a graduate of the Disney/ABC writing fellowship program to develop into an original movie with Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Rhoades exec producing.

The cabler also said it has picked up horror-comedy series “My Babysitter’s a Vampire” for a second season.

“Adventure Quest” comes from writer Jennifer Derwingson, who has also co-scripted “And Soon the Darkness,” a film starring Amber Heard, Odette Yustman and Karl Urban.

Tisdale starred in the “High School Musical” movies for Disney Channel and also is part of the voice cast for hit animated series “Phineas and Ferb.” Her Blonde Girl Prods. colleague Rhoades has exec produced “The Suite Life Movie” and “Den Brother” for Disney. Matt Horwitz of Artist International packaged the deal.

“My Babysitter’s a Vampire,” which premiered in June, has averaged 3.7 million viewers and was the No. 1 cable show among kids 2-11 in its time period.

FremantleMedia Enterprises handles global distribution (exclusive of country-of-origin Canada) for the series, which is exec produced by Tom McGillis, Brian Irving, George Elliott, Sander Schwartz, Bob Higgins and Jennifer Pertsch for Fresh TV.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety