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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Creating 'White House Confidential' Series

According to Deadline.com, producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are working with NBC on a new, hourlong drama titled 'White House Confidential.' Featuring writing by Sri Rao, the series will be 'told from the point of view of a young female doctor who has a secret from her past.'

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The pair began their work with Sony Pictures Television in 1994 with the film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, and have gone on to create more than 12 TV projects together, including their approaching revamp of Steel Magnolias for Lifetime, starring Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad. Zedan and Meron are also about to begin development on a Sound of Music TV special, to air live on NBC.

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan began at The Public Theater working for Joseph Papp. Zadan also wrote the acclaimed book Sondheim and Co. They recently produced the Tony Award-winning Promises, Promises on Broadway, as well as the Tony Award-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Their films have garnered six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 11 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and a Grammy Award. Their feature films include "Chicago" (Six Oscars including Best Picture), Hairspray, The Bucket List, and Footloose. Their television projects (69 Emmy nominations) include: "Gypsy", "Cinderella", "Annie", "The Music Man", "Life With Judy Garland", "Martin and Lewis", "Serving In Silence", "The Beach Boys", "Brian's Song", "The Three Stooges", "The Reagans", "A Raisin In The Sun", plus the hit television series "Drop Dead Diva." They are currently producing with Steven Spielberg the NBC television drama "Smash," about the behind-the-scenes creation of a Broadway musical.

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