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Touchstone touch for 2 Latino series

Lawyer-turned-scribe to pen legal drama 'Ortiz,' sitcom

Scribe Maria Perez-Brown (Nickelodeon’s “Taina”) has sealed a deal at Touchstone TV to develop a pair of Latino-themed projects.

Under the pact, she’ll pen a comedy and drama for the studio. CBS has picked up the drama script “Ortiz and Ortiz,” which centers around a father and daughter who work in the same New York law firm.

Perez-Brown said she’d rely on her background as a lawyer to write “Ortiz and Ortiz.”

“I’m an attorney who escaped the law,” she said. “The project is drawing on my work at a corporate law firm, which for me was pretty traumatic. It definitely was a defining experience in my early career.”

The writer, who’s repped by WMA, has not yet determined her sitcom pitch.

Perez-Brown created and exec produced “Taina,” which starred Christina Vidal as a 15-year-old from a traditional Puerto Rican family with big ambitions as a student at the Manhattan School of the Arts.

“Taina” ran for 26 episodes on Nickelodeon, where Perez-Brown now has two projects in development: an animated series for Nick Jr. and the sitcom “All Together Now.”

She also recently published the book “Mama,” a collection of stories about Latin women and their mothers.