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Busy scribe inks Par film and TV deals

Cockamamie going '702' route, Heel and Toe producing Oliver update

It’s been a busy month for Dustin Lee Abraham, the young scribe who has just closed deals for TV and feature pitches to Paramount Television and Paramount Pictures, respectively.

Abraham’s TV pitch “702” — the name refers to the area code for Las Vegas — was acquired by producer- helmer Amy Heckerling’s Par-based Cockamamie Prods. Skein follows the exploits of four wannabe Rat Packers in their late 20s as they negotiate the 24-hour madness of Las Vegas.

Abraham describes the pitch as a sort of ” ‘Behind the Music’ for Vegas culture.

“I grew up there,” he added, “and I am sort of the first generation of people to have really been there all their lives. I mean, we went to high school with strippers, and when I went to strip clubs, it wasn’t to hand them money, but to see my friends.”

Abraham’s pitch was brought into the company by Shauna Garr, the TV topper of Cockamamie Prods. who most recently produced Abraham’s feature “How High” at Universal.

Separately, Abraham has sold his feature pitch “Untitled Oliver Twist Update” to Paul Attanasio and Katie Jacobs’ Par-based Heel and Toe Prods. Feature pitch has young Oliver living as a rave-going club kid living in foster homes.

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