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Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs Star In Indie ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

By | Wednesday May 28, 2014 @ 10:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

sallyfieldEXCLUSIVE: Sally Field will star in the indie comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris, opposite New Girl’s Max Greenfield and 2 Broke Girls’ Beth Behrs. Michael Showalter will direct a script he wrote with Laura Terruso. Jack Antonoff is also part of the ensemble. Field will play an isolated 60-year old woman who is motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker. This causes her to stumble into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene. The film is a co-production between Haven Entertainment and Red Crown, with Haven’s Jordana Mollick and Kevin Mann producing with Red Crown’s Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Riva Marker, and Daniel Crown executive producer. Haven and Red Crown teamed on Life Partners, which premiered at Tribeca.

greenfbehrsField is coming off The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and if Greenfield and Behrs have their eyes on feature careers after they wrap their series turns, Field is a heckuva role model. Jumping back and forth between TV and films isn’t that hard now, but it was tough when Field went from starring in Gidget and The Flying Nun to winning Oscars for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, and getting nominated most recently for Lincoln. Showwalter produced and co-wrote Lionsgate’s They Came Together (Greenfield is part of the ensemble cast) and the director first worked with Red Crown when … Read More »

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Anonymous Content Signs ’2 Broke Girls’ Star Beth Behrs

By | Friday November 2, 2012 @ 2:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Beth Behrs 2 Broke Girls Management CompanyEXCLUSIVE: Actress Beth Behrs has signed with Anonymous Content for management. She previously didn’t have a manager and continues to be repped by CAA. Behrs was one of the breakouts of the last TV season with her starring role opposite Kat Dennings in CBS’ hot new comedy 2 Broke Girls, which sold in off-network syndication to TBS for a record $1.7 million an episode in June after only one season on the air.

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TCA: Creators Say ‘Two Broke Girls’ Is No ‘Sex And The City’

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Michael Patrick King Not Doing ‘Sex And The City’ Prequel
At today’s TCA panel on 2 Broke Girls — a new comedy from Sex and the City veteran Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings, who is also starring in her own sitcom for NBC this season — the creative team shunned comparisons between the Sex and the City and the new CBS comedy just because they’re both about single women. “That show and this show (have) completely different DNA,” King said, protesting that “girl” shows are often spoken about as if they are “all the same show,” and all books about women summarily dismissed as “chick lit.” “(2 Broke Girls is) the evil twin of chick lit,” King said.

And unlike Sex, where no one really knew — or wanted to know — how the women paid for their picturesque Manhattan apartments and Jimmy Choo shoes, King said money would be a hard reality beyond just the title. “Carrie Bradshaw and her closet were a fantasy,” he said, likening Carrie’s wardrobe to the closet in The Chronicles of Narnia. “Those girls had relationship check lists. These girls barely have checks.” King added that the story line of one of the waitresses, portrayed by Beth Behrs, as a rich girl whose family has lost all their money was not directly inspired by Bernie Madoff but inspired by today’s economic reality. “We liked the scary idea of talking about money,” he said. Read More »

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NBC’s ‘S.I.L.A.’ & CBS’ ‘Girls’ Find Leads

Nellie Andreeva

Cold Case alum Danny Pino has become the first actor cast in Stephen Gaghan’s pilot for NBC S.I.L.A., a complex drama in the style of  Traffic and Syriana set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in sprawling modern-day Los Angeles. The project, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment, centers on detective Terry Mullins, who works in L.A. Mayor’s Special Investigations Unit. He is partnered with Douglas Romero (Pino), a 3rd generation Angelino and a great surfer. Pino, repped by ICM and manager Geordie Frey, was approached for several pilots this season.

Little known Beth Behrs beat out several established young actresses to land the lead opposite Kat Dennings in CBS’ multicamera comedy pilot Two Broke Girls, co-written and executive produced by former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings. The project, from Warner Bros., centers on two girls from very different backgrounds – Max (Dennings), poor from birth, and Caroline (Behrs), born wealthy but down on her luck – who wind up as waitresses in the same Brooklyn diner, and strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture… if they can come up with $250,000 in start-up expenses. Behrs is with Stone Manners Salners and Binder & Assoc.

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