DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: In a power pairing, former CBS head of drama Christina Davis has joined forces with writer-producer Michael Seitzman (Code Black, Quantico) to form a new company, Maniac Productions. The TV production company has entered a three-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, Seitzman and Davis will develop projects — primarily drama — for all platforms: broadcast, streaming and cable. 

Grisham Universe

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: Hulu is looking to break new ground with an ambitious two-series drama project based on two John Grisham’s novels, the 1995The Rainmaker and 2015 Rogue Lawyer. Envisioned as the first chapter in a larger franchise, tentatively titled The Grisham Universe, the project comes from writers Michael Seitzman, Jason Richman, Grisham, ABC Signature and Seitzman and Christina Davis’ ABC Studios-based Maniac Productions.

Code Black

Based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, this medical drama follows the staff members in the nation's busiest emergency room as they cope with a staggering influx of patients, which can outweigh their limited resources, resulting in a condition known as code black. Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish -- who is known for her success with high-risk procedures in the trauma area -- leads residents Malaya and Angus, among others. Senior nurse Jesse Sallander manages the residents and serves as Leanne's confidant, with doctors Rollie Guthrie, Will Campbell and Heather Pinkney rounding out the group. Together, the doctors and nurses race to save lives in an overwhelmed system.


Quantico Season 3

The third and final season of American drama thriller series Quantico premiered in the United States on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on April 26, 2018, and concluded on August 3, 2018. Season 3 was produced by ABC Studios, Mark Gordon Productions, and Maniac Productions.



Intelligence is an American cyber-themed action/adventure television series that aired on CBS in the United States. It premiered on January 7, 2014, and on May 10, 2014.

The series was created by Michael Seitzman, who serves as an executive producer along with Tripp Vinson, and Barry Schindel, for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.


Written by Michael Seitzman

Written by Michael Seitzman

North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, and Sissy Spacek. The screenplay by Michael Seitzman was inspired by the 2002 book Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, which chronicled the case of Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Company.