Jan 31st: The Women Who Run TV: Q&A with ‘Vampire Diaries’ EP Julie Plec

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In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, we speak to the women behind the shows we love, and that includes The Vampire Diaries‘ exec producer Julie Plec, who weaves an epic tale of vampire romance — and loneliness — with twists that make us gasp, swoon, and sob. Here, Plec, 40, shares how she went from TV fan to showrunner, where she gets her inspiration, who is her secret weapon, what she and Kevin Williamson were doing when they “met and fell in love,” and when they decided how TVD would ultimately end.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When you first moved to LA, what did you set out to do?

JULIE PLEC: I embarrass myself repeatedly when I say this, because I find it to be so terribly shallow. I wish I could say, “Oh, having read Shakespeare, I just really wanted to be a storyteller.” No. I wanted to work in Hollywood. I was captivated by it. I read Premiere magazine, and Movieline magazine, and Us before it was a weekly magazine. I read Tiger Beat and Bop from the time I was 9, 10, 11 years old. I loved movies. I saw E.T. seven times. I used to yell at people who called me when L.A. Law was on because they should know better. So I just have been so in love with the business of Hollywood since I can remember. And I just sorta said, “Well, I ‘m gonna go. I’m gonna do something.” And what’s hilarious is that I was a film major at Northwestern, and I transferred out of the film program halfway through because I thought, “Well, I don’t want to be a director, and I can’t write, and producers are only into the money, so I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna do.” I ended up with an interdepartmental major where I did a lot of theater, a lot of communications, and some film work. I learned more about who I am, and how to be a great worker, and a great artistic worker, from doing student theater. I was a stage manager, I was an assistant stage manager, I was on the running crew. I did probably 25 shows at Northwestern, all musicals of course. [Laughs]

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Jan 31st: The Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec’s The Tomorrow People Pilot Gets Order From The CW

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Julie Plec is one of the busiest people in Hollywood. Not only does The Vampire Diaries executive producer have a spin-off, The Originals, in the works, The CW just gave the greenlight to Tomorrow People.

Deadline reports the show, a revamp of the cult British 1970s sci-fi series, will be co-produced by Julie and Arrow co-creator Greg Berlanti.

Like the ‘70s favorite, the pilot will feature “young people around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution who possess special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with one another telepathically. Together, they work to defeat the forces of evil.”

Greg and Julie have known each other since college and worked on Dawson’s Creek together.

Let’s just hope Julie finds time to sleep!

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Jan 29th: (SPOILER) ‘Vampire Diaries’ spinoff may use regular flashbacks

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Jan 18th: (SPOILERS) Vampire Diaries’: Julie Plec talks new Delena developments

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Jan 17th: (SPOILER) Julie Plec talks potential ‘Vampire Diaries’ spinoff, ‘The Originals’ (and Klaus’ ‘hard-partying’ protege Marcel)

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Jan 17th: (SPOILER) ‘Vampire Diaries’ boss on Klaus spinoff: ‘I want Elijah to appear’

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THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR “THE ORIGINALS” WHICH IS GOING TO BE A SPINOFF SERIES COMING IN APRIL.. [ read more ]

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Jan 16th: (SPOILER) ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spinoff: ‘The Originals’ news from Julie Plec

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Jan 11th: CW Plots ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff With Backdoor Pilot Starring Joseph Morgan & Phoebe Tonkin And Penned By Julie Plec

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I am very excited about this news…

The CW is piloting The Originals, a potential spinoff of the network’s flagship series The Vampire Diaries, in consideration for next season. The project, from Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, will be introduced as an upcoming episode of Vampire Diaries that will air April 25, serving as a potential backdoor pilot. It stars popular Vampire Diaries cast member Joseph Morgan and the series’ recent addition Phoebe Tonkin. The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Tonkin also stars, reprising her Vampire Diaries character as werewolf Hayley that was introduced this past fall. Plec will write the backdoor pilot episode and executive produce Originals with Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo for Alloy, Warner Bros TV and CBS TV Studios. A potential involvement of Vampire Diaries co-creator/exec producer Kevin Williamson, who is busy with his Fox drama series The Following, is unclear.

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