Writer Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo) has sold a comedy to ABC in addition to several feature projects he has in the works. The ABC half-hour, titled A 100% Chance of Rayne, is executive produced by Goldberg and former NBC marketing topper-turned-producer Vince Manze. It was originally set up at NBC where Manze had a producing deal. Based on Goldberg’s real-life experiences, Rayne centers on a perpetually single guy whose younger sister’s ugly duckling childhood girlfriend shows up on his door step 10 years later, now blossomed into a gorgeous, yet flawed 21 year old. Goldberg is writing the project whose deal was brokered by APA and manager David Greenblatt. Also in TV, Harris recently wrote To Be Continued, a project at HBO about generational love, which he is executive producing with Gary Randall. He is also writing/producing Just the Facts, an hourlong drama for Canada’s CBC, which Canadian-based Prodigy Pictures is deficit financing.
On the film side, Goldberg, who wrote and directed the 2007 indie Numb, is attached to direct The Tenth Man, written by Paddy Chayefsky & Marshall Brickman and produced by Victoria Tennent & Kirk Stambler, as well as The Year, written by David Weinstein & Jakob Lentz and produced by J. Todd Harris. Additionally, he is writing an untitled project with Mike Skelton for Daybreak’s Larry and Chuck Gordon, to which he also attached to direct. And Prodigy Pictures has come on board to finance Love Conquers Paul, which Goldberg wrote and will direct. It’s described as a coming-of-age story about a budding, 18-year-old tennis pro who moves into his older brother’s house for the summer and has his life turned upside-down by a romance with an older, female roommate.