Chickie the Cop Productions acquires comedy spec script “Cold War” written by Noah Goodman and Justin Zaager. From THR:
Described as being part inspirational culinary tale, a la Jon Favreau’s food truck hit Chef, and part broad comedy, the script centers on a professionally obsessed but personally unfulfilled attorney who gives up his legal practice for a simpler life of serving up frozen confections. He soon unwittingly finds himself in the midst of an ice cream truck turf war.
Note to comedy writers, here is the main reason why the producer Eric Gitter optioned the script:
Gitter was won over the one simple thing: the script made him laugh.
“You can work on structure, you can learn craft, but you can’t teach funny,” says Gitter. “And these guys just had it. It’s a rare thing.”
Goodman attends Long Island Lutheran High School. Zaager is a freshman at Northeastern University.
This is an option deal.
By my count, this is the 53rd spec script sale in 2014.
There were 88 spec script sales in year-to-date in 2013.