Dreamworks Gets A Life With Glass

DreamWorks has inked a first-look deal with the popular personal storytelling radio show “This American Life” co-owned by host Ira Glass and Chicago Public Radio.

The plan is to develop and produce feature films based on the stories that air on the show, which has won the Peabody Award and many other honors since launching in 1995.

Each one-hour broadcast is centered on a theme with a collection of funny, emotional real-life stories drawn from everyday occurrences says The Hollywood Reporter.

Last month’s comedy “Unaccompanied Minors” was the result of a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures that Glass and the show had.