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Trump pitches TV drama based at his Manhattan tower

August 19, 2011 01:55PM

From left: Donald Trump, Trump Tower, Steven Spielberg and Sophia Loren

Developer Donald Trump has caught the television bug and is creating a drama based on a group of New Yorkers who live in his prized property Trump Tower at 721 Fifth Avenue, the New York Post reported.

Although the show will be fictional, the writers will be able to draw inspiration from the celebrities and well-known characters that have taken up residence at the tower at one time or another. Steven Spielberg, Sophia Loren, Johnny Carson and Michael Jackson have all lived in the building.

“Several major network and cable channel executives have already called, and a battle has begun to see where it will air,” said Michael Cohen, Trump’s special counsel. [Post]