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ABC Lands Medical Drama

Aug 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

In what is being called “a very competitive situation,” Deadline.com reports that ABC has landed a drama project about a medical advocate from David Marshall Grant of “Nashville.”

The project has been given what the story calls “a high-end put pilot commitment.” It’s inspired by literary agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who represented clients including Jason Katims and Paul Haggis. Lifson-Pompan had a medical issue misdiagnosed, allowing her brain tumor to go untreated. Eventually, it was detected by another doctor, and she underwent surgery and recovered, the story adds.

After that experience, Lifson-Pompan changed careers, becoming a medical advocate.

Lifson-Pompan will be a consulting producer on the project, which tracks a businesswoman who has a health scare, prompting her to change careers and become a medical advocate. The project is produced by Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

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