Kate Bolick Brings ‘All the Single Ladies’ to TV

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By Ji Hyun Park Comment

Kate Bolick’s nine-page, 12,000-plus-word Atlantic article on the economics of dating, “All The Single Ladies,” became the talk of the town last November — but the buzz didn’t end there.

When the issue came out, Bolick sent Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Berman a copy of the piece for feedback.

“It wasn’t to say, ‘Here, can you turn this into a television show?'” she told mediabistro.com for its “Hey, How’d You Do That?” series. “I had seen Drop Dead Diva and was surprised by the way he delved into women’s issues and comedy. I thought it was smart, contemporary and original. I sent the article to him saying, ‘What do you think? How could this be received in Hollywood? Would there ever be interest in something like this for television?'”

Turns out Berman not only loved the article, but wanted to option it with Sony.

Read the full interview to find out how Bolick did it and to get her tips for freelancing success.