EXCLUSIVE: The Viacom-owned network has signed on with Killer Moxie and Tepee Pictures to develop a scripted series based on the life of Gene Pressman, the grandson of the founder of Barney’s New York department store and its former co-CEO. The sexual revolution of the 1970s and ’80s will serve as the backdrop for the untitled project. “Gene Pressman, the legendary creative force behind Barney’s New York, and visionary producer Christine Vachon have pulled together a stellar team to develop a show set in a time and place where creativity was king and people could be their authentic selves and push the boundaries of societal norms. The characters will really go ‘beyond’ – just like our audience,” says Brent Zacky, Logo’s SVP Original Programming. Killer Moxie and Tepee are looking for a screenwriter for the project, with plans to shoot a pilot in spring 2013. Pressman, Vachon, Dan Levinson, Kevin Turen and Brian Young will executive produce. Zacky and Christopher Willey will executive produce for Logo.
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