EXCLUSIVE: In competitive bidding, MGM has acquired Fairy Godmother, the first spec script written by playwright Chiara Atik. Whiplash producer Helen Estabrook will produce. The spec is a comic revisionist look at the classic Fairy Godmother tale. Atik is a playwright, writer and blogger whose plays include Women, and Five Times In One Night, the latter of which Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions will take to the London stage next year. An alumni of Ensemble Studio Theater’s Youngblood writing group, Atik was also a staff writer on MTV’s talking-head/sketch show, Hey, Girl! and Netflix’s upcoming animation series Green Eggs and Ham. She also authored the book Modern Dating: A Field Guide and Paris is Lovely/Lonely When You’re Alone. Atik is repped by WME, Think Tank Management and attorneys Patrick Ragen and Stuart Rosenthal.
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