Donora native, husband take international themes to new TV projects
No one can ever accuse the energetic leaders of Sander/Moses Productions of resting on their laurels.
While executive producing a new show, “Reckless,” for CBS-TV, Donora native Kim Moses and her husband Ian Sander have sold two more dramas to major television networks.
One of the new projects is “The End,” a drama that “breaks barriers in Hollywood by being the first Turkish TV show that will be remade for American television,” Moses said.
“We love being mavericks in the TV space with things like introducing the American audience to content that's been birthed in Turkey but is getting traction all over the world,” she said. “It's so exciting.”
“The End” is a Sander/Moses production in association with 20th TV for the Fox Network.
It will be directed by Peter Horton and written by feature writer Michael Cooney.
“It's rare in this business when the stars align, but on ‘The End,' that's exactly what happened with both Peter and Michael coming aboard,” Sander said. “‘The End' is a journey of the heart that drills and asks the audience, ‘How far would you go to find the truth?'”
Moses, a graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School, said “The End” focuses on a central character, Lauren Marks, who believes she is leading an ideal life.
Sander said the Turkish series, “Son, on which “The End” is based, was written by Berkun Oya and produced by Ay Yapim and premiered there in 2012.
The couple's second show, “The Edge,” centers on a skeptical female detective who teams with an Hispanic-American mystic, or “Curandero,” turned cop who uses his non-traditional skills to help solve high profile crimes in Miami.
Sander/Moses is working bi-coastal in Charleston, S.C., where they are filming “Reckless,” which is tentatively slated to debut as a mid-season show on CBS next year. The couple is working on other projects in Los Angeles.
“Reckless” reunites the couple with CBS, which aired their show “Ghost Whisperer” for five years.
The couple also owns SLAM, an Internet digital content and distribution company.
Moses and Sander are also involved with the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, bringing girls ages 9 to 15 for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs and then puts them on an education path that leads to careers in those areas.
A link to “The End” preview trailer is available at http://vimeo.com/user9137849/review/53874456/b7fc531aeb. More clips are available at the Sander/Moses Digibook at http://sandermoses.com/whoweare.
Ron Paglia is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.