Columbia Pacts With NYT ‘Love’ Column

BermanBraun makes the deal, following on pilot deal being developed with HBO.

Last Updated: October 20, 2009 @ 11:07 AM

Columbia Pictures has made the equivalent of a first-look deal with the New York Times for "Modern Love," the column that runs in the paper’s Sunday Styles section, Variety reported on Tuesday.

It becomes the second recent deal for "Modern Love." Sony Pictures TV and producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are separately producing an HBO "Modern Love" pilot written by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City"), with Alan Poul ("Six Feet Under") directing. The deal was made under the BermanBraun banner.

Read more at Variety.