Los Angeles Media Fund Developing ‘The Temps’ Series From Gabriel Bisset-Smith Based On Andrew DeYoung Book

Specific, Los Angeles Media Fund got the right to Andrew de Youngnovel of temps With plans to develop it for television in a competitive position. Gabriel Bisset-Smith ,Laura Ko’s Last Hours) will serve as the producer of the show.

temps It was released by Turner Publishing on March 29 and sold out its first print run. Its gist is as follows:

They are unemployed. Paid less. and is trying to escape from the end of the world by being trapped inside an office complex. Who knew temporary work could be so dangerous?

Jacob Elliot doesn’t want a temporary job in the mailroom at Delphi Enterprises, but after two years of post-college unpaid internships and living in his parents’ basement, he needs work. Then, on the first day of that, the unthinkable happens: poison gas descends at a meeting at Delphi’s outdoor amphitheater, killing all regular employees and Jacob is trapped inside the sprawling office complex.

Walking through Delphi headquarters, Jacob finds the other survivors: Lauren, the disillusioned Classics chief who is now writing the online personality quiz; Swati, a fitness instructor trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Trapped in the rubble of the company that employed them, the Temps band together to create a miniature world that’s part spring break, part office culture—until a shocking discovery disrupts a self-made paradise of survivors. and inspires them to uncover the truth. The mysterious corporation that employed them and the apocalypse that ended their world.

A surprising, profound tribute to the absurdity and paranoia of modern life, temps is an epic exploration of existence and human connection in the digital age. Carrie Burch will serve as executive producer of the series.

Bissett-Smith is a BAFTA-nominated actor, writer, director and comedian who directed and co-produced the BBC’s multi-platform murder mystery Laura Ko’s Last Hours, which earned him a BAFTA nomination in Digital Creativity and a nomination for Best Visual Experience at SXSW, among other accolades. He also directed the short film thrushWhich won the Vimeo Best Narrative Award, and is commissioned by astonished and confused Magazine to make the award winner short, toiletries, in the theatre, his play Washing (co-produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones’ company DryWrite and Francesca Moody Productions) opened to rave reviews and sell-out at the Soho Theatre. his job promising man He was nominated for the Off West End Most Promising Playwright Award.

Bissett-Smith’s satirical sketches have accumulated online Online has over one million views and received award nominations from the Writers Guild of Great Britain. His first feature film (co-written with Matilda Ibini) is in development with BBC Films. He is currently developing movies and TV shows with Netflix, NBC, FilmNation, Vertigo, FX, CBS and AMC.

The Los Angeles Media Fund was founded in 2014 by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horseman, with the mandate to finance and produce feature films and scripted television. In the years that followed, LAMF has produced 14 features and diversified its business to include unscripted material, Broadway, and athlete management. The company’s other upcoming projects include Indy blank sack starring hacks Breakout Megan Stelter, Feature Doctor color of cola Oscar nominees Stanley Nelson and Jacqueline Olive, from the play magazine dreams With Jonathan Majors, a 10-part documentary on the Los Angeles Lakers directed by Antoine Fuqua for Hulu, and an adaptation of the New York Time bestseller The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceChiwetel is directed by and starring Ejiofor.

Canaanite Dathan and Morgan Ernest negotiate deal temps On behalf of LAMF, with Todd Bottorff on behalf of Turner Publishing. Bissett-Smith is represented in the UK by CAA and the Curtis Brown Group.