Emmy-Winning Director Bails on TNT Pilot After Butting Heads With Creator

Nov 15, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Trouble behind the scenes of a new TNT cop show brought about a quick exit for the multiple Emmy-winning director who was set to direct the pilot, Deadline.com reports.

Gregory Hoblit, who won directing Emmys for “L.A. Law” and the comedy “Hooperman,” walked out of the untitled Steven Weber/D.L. Hughley TNT pilot less than two days into the project, reports Deadline.com.

Hoblit, who also won Emmys as part of the teams behind “Hill Street Blues” and “NYPD Blue,” butted heads with Allan Loeb, the creator-executive producer of the cop pilot. Loeb was reportedly ticked off by Hoblit’s notes for improving the script, bearing in mind that the pilot was supposed to start shooting in three weeks.

The studio that’s producing the drama, Lionsgate, asked Hoblit to apologize to Loeb, according to the story. Hoblit chose to walk away instead.

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