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TV Land Orders Pilot For Comedy Based On Web Series ‘Teachers’, Alison Brie Produces

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

teachersTV Land has given a pilot order to Teachers, a comedy based on the popular web series of the same name. Community co-star Alison Brie is attached to executive produce the project, which revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America’s youth, but they don’t really seem to have their own lives together at all. From making their class help them stalk exes online to altering a grade because the art teacher is “kind of a b****,” these teachers are certainly changing the TVLand Logo 2012 Blue (with TM)world, one student at a time. (Watch a sizzle reel for the web series below.) The stars of the web series — Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas — aka The Katydids (their names are all variations of Katie) – are signed on to reprise their roles. “From the second this project came across my desk, I’ve been in love with it,” said TV Land president Larry W. Jones. “The tone of the show is unlike anything we’ve had on TV Land. I’m really excited about the idea of building this unexplored world, where teachers are the eccentric characters you always hoped they weren’t.”

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‘Community’s Alison Brie Joins Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Get Hard’

By | Monday March 17, 2014 @ 2:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Brie, who stars in NBC’s Community Alison Brie Get Hard Will Ferrell Kevin Hartand recurs on Mad Men, is set to join Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Get Hard, the Etan Cohen-directed comedy. In the Gary Sanchez-produced pic for Warner Bros, Ferrell plays a wealthy investment banker wrongly convicted of a crime, who toughens up for prison under the wing of the guy who washes his car (Hart). Brie will play the fiancee of Ferrell’s character. Repped by WME, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Sloane Weber, she next will be seen on the big screen in Universal’s Search Party.

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WME Signs Actress Alison Brie

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 11:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alison BrieAlison Brie has signed with WME. She was at UTA. Brie currently juggles two series — she is a female lead on NBC’s cult comedy Community, which recently was renewed for a fifth season, and recurs on AMC’s Emmy-winning drama Mad Men. Additionally, Brie stars in the indie Kings Of Summer. She continues to be managed by Scott Fish at Velocity Entertainment Partners and repped by David Weber.

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Five Actresses Testing For ‘Captain America 2′ Role; Black Widow Might Drop By As Well

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: You know that Marvel Studios is moving forward with a superhero movie when there is a bake-off of young talent for key roles. The movie is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have a short list of five hot actresses for a significant new role.

I’m not sure of the character, but evidently it’s a love interest for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). I’m told that Game Of ThronesEmelia Clarke, Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay, Warm Bodies‘ Teresa Palmer, Knight Of CupsImogen Poots and The Five Year Engagement‘s Alison Brie are testing for it. I’m also hearing that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will be in the mix on this film. Marvel cleverly signs these actors on for as many as nine options, which gives them the latitude to cross-pollinate the films with multiple superheroes. At first this was annoyance to talent and their dealmakers — Marvel is known for being stingy — but The Avengers worked so well that it’s a career coup to be in the mix on Marvel movies because most of them turn out so well. And it certainly works for the audience.

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‘Animal Kingdom’ Matriarch Jacki Weaver Joins ‘Five Year Engagement’

By | Wednesday April 20, 2011 @ 11:44am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has set Oscar-nominated Animal Kingdom star Jacki Weaver to join the cast of Five Year Engagement, the Judd Apatow-produced comedy that stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Rhys Ifans and Lauren Weedman. Nicholas Stoller is directing the script he wrote with Segel. The comedy charts the ups and downs of an engaged couple en route to the altar. Weaver’s repped by ICM and Elevate.

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ICM Signs Awards Magnet Lesley Manville

By | Wednesday January 19, 2011 @ 6:25pm PST

The actress starring in the Mike Leigh-directed Another Year was yesterday nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Oscars) for her performance. And Lesley Manville was also awarded Best Actress by the National Board of Review. Her previous screen credits include Vera Drake, Topsy-TurvyAll Or Nothing, and A Christmas Carol. Manville is a sought-after UK stage actress, having starred in several high profile productions at The Old Vic and the National. Although ICM just signed her, she continues to be represented in the UK by Sue Latimer and is managed by Marsha McManus. ICM is now repping several Oscar-touted thesps this year like Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Robert Duvall (Get Low), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). Clients Al Pacino (for HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack), Laura Linney (for Showtime’s The Big C), and Melissa Leo won Golden Globes in their respective categories Sunday night.

In other Hollywood agency signings, Alison Brie, who plays the female lead opposite Joel McHale on NBC’s comedy series Community and Trudy Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men has just signed with UTA. She has a lead role in the upcoming Scream 4. She’s still with Vital Management Group.

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