Andrea McCloud pitch snagged by DreamWorks

Screenwriting alumna will pen comics-based rom com


The Hollywood Reporter’s news blog “Risky Business” has reported that TFT screenwriting alumna Andrea McCloud MFA ’08 has successfully pitched a romantic comedy script to DreamWorks. In a competitive-bidding environment, DreamWorks Studios has picked up a pitch from screenwriter Andrea McCloud titled “I Saw You.”

Based on a comics anthology edited by Julia Wertz, the pitch revolves around four intersecting love stories derived from missed-connection ads. George Tillman Jr. is attached to direct and produce through his State Street Pictures with Robert Teitel. Wertz also will produce. The pitch sale was in the mid-six figures.

Wertz’s “I Saw You …” collected comics based on real-life missed-connection ads on Craigslist and in local papers. Random House’s Three Rivers Press imprint published the trade paperback in February [2009].

McCloud, a relative newcomer who is repped by WME and Energy Entertainment, is writing “Cover Your Assets” for Lionsgate. As a UCLA student, McCloud took honorable mention in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for her script “Room for Error.” The CAA-repped Tillman directed “Notorious,” “Men of Honor” and “Soul Food.”