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Trade Breaks: Ayuda, Sissies, Mischa

By Garth Franklin Wednesday January 17th 2007 01:28AM

"Jennifer Lopez and producer Alexa Junge ("Friends", "Sex and the City", "Big Love") are developing a single-camera half-hour comedy for Showtime that's set in the world of Latina nannies in Los Angeles. The pair will executive produce with Junge onboard to write. Tentative title for the project is "Ayuda," the Spanish word for "help"..." (full details)

"Del Shores Prods. is partnering with Funny Boy Films ("Latter Days", "Adam & Steve") to develop a feature from the stage production of "Southern Baptist Sissies" with Leslie Jordan and Delta Burke starring. "Sissies" portrays four boys' experiences growing up gay in the Baptist Church. Other cast members from the play are attached, including Beth Grant, Rosemary Alexander, Scott Presley, Rich Delia and Newell Alexander. Filming is expected to begin in the spring. Del Shores will direct..." (full details)

"Mischa Barton will topline coming-of-age drama "Don't Fade Away" for Origin Entertainment Group. Barton and Ryan Kwanten play an engaged Manhattan couple forced to deal with a father's unexpected illness. Luke Kasdan, nephew of Lawrence Kasdan, is directing with filming underway now in North Carolina and New York City. Beau Bridges and Ja Rule also star..." (full details)

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