Bille Woodruff has been tapped to direct VH1’s Drumline 2: A New Beat, co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. Fox Television Studios is co-financing and looking at the project as a possible back-door pilot. Story focuses on strong-willed and talented Dani Bolton, who defies her parents, bypassing Spelman College for SEU so she can join the Rolling Red Thunder Drumline. Nick Cannon will exec produce. Woodruff, repped by ICM Partners, Greenlight Management, and attorney Peter Nichols, directed features Honey and Beauty Shop. His current film Addicted for Lionsgate is slated to be released in October. Gist is repped by ICM Partners; Hicks is with Resolution.
Michael Trim (Orange Is The New Black, Parks And Recreation, Weeds) will direct NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me, from Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas. Written by Sally Robinson and starring Mary-Louise Parker, Feed Me is described as a comedic exploration of adult intimacy and desire that centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. And when daughter Emma’s husband has an affair, they circle the wagons to fiercely protect one of their own.
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