CBS and The CW have acquired pilot scripts from veteran producer Jeffrey Kramer (“Ally McBeal,” “The Practice”), Variety has learned. Both projects hail from CBS Studios where Kramer has an overall deal with his Juniper Place Productions banner.
CBS has nabbed the pilot script for “Strike Force,” a procedural drama inspired by the life of DEA agent Chris Giovino, centering around a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country.
Exec produced by Kramer, the pilot is penned by Robert David Port, whose credits include “Numbers,” “Agent X” and Oscar-winning short “Twin Towers.”
The CW is developing “Run and Gunn” from writer Wendy Riss (“Reign”), with Kramer, Laurie McCarthy and Elliott Webb executive producing.
The pilot is set in the 1970s, where a young “B movie” studio head on the brink of ruin hires a talented aspiring female director and an unlikely group of financial backers, cast and crew to produce a movie that will save his company.
Kramer, who previously served as president of David E. Kelley Prods. and worked as a development exec at 20th Century Fox, is repped by Abel Lezcano at the law firm of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein and Lezcano. He began his entertainment career on the other side of the camera, appearing in films such as “Jaws” and “Clue.”