Well-known entertainment journalist Nikki Finke is poised to bring her website to television after signing a first-look TV deal with HBO for material from Finke’s show business fiction site Hollywood Dementia, Deadline.com reports.
“Under the pact, which was put in motion at the beginning of the year, the premium cable network will have first crack at developing projects based on the short stories published on Hollywood Dementia,” Deadline reports. “The TV adaptations will be produced by Finke and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon.”
Finke is the founder and longtime editor-in-chief of Deadline Hollywood. She exited Deadline in 2013 and launched her free website Hollywood Dementia, focused on short fiction about the entertainment business, in August 2015.
“Hollywood Dementia’s library now includes more than 300 stories from more than 100 writers — mostly Hollywood insiders — with the site serving as an incubator of source material for potential screen treatments,” Deadline notes.