MTV will be developing a new slate of films.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, the company is looking make some Ferris Bueller's Day Off-styled films that will first air on MTV. They will "be partly financed by a separate DVD release; MTV would supervise the release of the pics under an as-yet-unnamed banner."

In fact, should the movies do well either on TV or DVD (or both), they might even open theatrically.

Heading up this project will be MTV Enterprises Executive Vice President, Jeff Yapp, and head of MTV Programming, Tony DiSanto.

In addition to this, "Tony Krantz's Flame Ventures, which is in a joint venture for the pics with MTV, will produce."

Jay Kogen, a veteran writer for the The Simpsons, "is in final negotiations to write and direct one of the pics."

These new film projects "will address traditional adolescent themes like sex, school and independence."

"It's about hooking up, growing up and other landmark issues for teenagers, but with a modern spin," Tony Krantz states.

The hope is that the "movies would cast up-and-coming young actors and attach younger writers in the hope of promoting a new generation of talent."

Despite this announcement, all the Executives "cautioned that the deal was for development only and that the pics had not been greenlit to production."

Cinemark Movie Club
Evan Jacobs