CBS Turns Unmade Films Into Pilots

CBS is turning to unproduced feature film scripts in a bid to find potential material for new television series reports Variety.

These projects are already fully written but have either been put into turnaround or simply never got off the ground.

Producers are being asked to identify key scenes or passages from these two-hour scripts that could be filmed and cobbled together into a pilot or shorter pilot presentation.

The move is far from unprecedented. A 10-year-old unproduced feature script entitled “EW” by Michael Crichton became the basis for NBC’s long running medical drama “ER”.