The Wife's Away: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy-winning "Simpsons" scribe Mike Reiss has sold his spec, "The Wife's Away," to DreamWorks. The sale marks Reiss' third consecutive feature film script deal. The "Wife," which is described as a married man's "Risky Business," centers on a bored husband who gets more than he bargained for when his wife leaves him home alone for the weekend.

The scribe works as one of the principal writers on the long-running Fox animated series "The Simpsons." His other feature spec sales include "Fat Man" to Columbia Pictures, with Adam Sandler attached, and "The Adventures of Sinbad the Insurance Salesman" to Paramount Pictures, with Rob Schneider attached.