Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Modern Family TV spec

Recently I've been more interested in writing for TV. I love mockumentaries and have since watching the early Christopher Guest movies. My buddy Toby and I got a copy of the British Office when it was just airing in the UK and it blew us away. The first TV spec I wrote was an Office spec. The second one I wrote was this Modern Family one. It's called Neighborhood Watch.

Logline: Phil and Claire form a neighborhood watch in a misguided attempt to catch non-existent hoodlums. Cam and Mitchell undergo hazing to join an exclusive playgroup. Jay and Gloria teach Manny how to deal with a school bully.

Awards: 2012 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder (top 10% of over 6000 scripts)