Spike Lee to Direct NBC Pilot

    Spike Lee to Direct NBC Pilot 1NBC has tapped Spike Lee to direct its drama pilot “M.O.N.Y.” and Gary Winick to helm another one-hour pilot, the dramedy “Lipstick Jungle.”

    Meanwhile, ABC has signed Peyton Reed to direct “Cashmere Mafia,” and Fox has recruited P.J. Hogan for “Philadelphia General.”

    Other notable directors who have come aboard pilots include Emmy winner Todd Holland on the CBS comedy “Fugly,” Emmy winner Jon Cassar on the Fox drama “NSA Innocent,” Alex Graves on the NBC drama “Journeyman” and Ion Toynton on Fox’s comedic drama “Supreme Courtships.”

    “M.O.N.Y.,” from NBC Universal TV Studio and writer-producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, centers on an unlikely everyman who becomes the mayor of New York. The project, set and to be filmed in New York, is considered a great fit for Lee, one of the quintessential New York directors. His attachment to the project stems from his development deal with NBC earlier this year. He is repped by WMA.

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