It amazes me just how lucky some people are.¬† Take for instance, Diablo Cody.¬† After an amateur night at a strip club, she decides that she wants to become a stripper.¬† During that time she took up writing and eventually wrote Candy Girl:¬† A Year In The Life Of An Unlikely Stripper.¬† This caught the attention of Mason Novick (a producer) who encouraged her to write a screenplay and in a few months Juno was born.¬† You are my hero Diablo Cody..
Yes writing a novel does tend to lead you to a movie deal,¬† i.e. Harry Potter and Twilight,¬† but I never thought that twitter or writing on your blog could.¬† In all honestly I have always though that twitter was more of a nuisance or a way for self absorbed douchebags to tell me where they are going to score chicks that evening.¬† Apparently I was wrong.
This year a new sitcom on CBS hit the airwaves call Sh*t My Dad Says.¬† This sitcom is solely based on Justin Halpern’s twitter feed on quotes from his father. I have admittedly never watched the show, however, I have heard it is pretty darn funny.
Today news broke out about another twitter legend being bought by CBS. ¬† Kelly Oxford started her own blog and twitter feed on becoming a writer and being a mom.¬† The new show is called Mother Of All Something¬† Check out the article below.
CBS picked up mommy blogger Kelly Oxford‘s sitcom in at least the third Twitter-to-TV deal at the network in the last year. Microblogging may feed on life’s most banal moments, but that only makes TV executives love it more.CBS has picked up Canadian blogger and ex model Kelly Oxford’s sitcom about a woman much like herself, Vulture reports. The Mother of All Something will borrow heavily from Oxford’s twitter feed and blog, and the mother of three will executive produce. Oxford’s takes on subjects like feeding her kids breakfast, shopping at Wal-Mart and having diarrhea can indeed be very funny, as Vulture says, but whether the sitcom graduates to a pilot episode will depend on whether CBS thinks it can make as much money selling her parenting jokes as it can selling the curmudgeon humor in its Twitter inspired show “Shit My Dad Says” or the roomate gags in its Twitter-related development deal “Shh… Don’t Tell Steve”.
Oxford, at least, has the advantage of very favorable retweets: Not just John Mayer, but Diablo Cody and Roger Ebert, too. Which is the sort of thing that impresses studio executives about as much as favorable TV show review (not at all).
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Hmm.. maybe I should start using my twitter more often.. @rachelmmarks