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AFM: Myriad Nabs Foreign On ‘Freeloaders’

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 4:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Thursday, November 3, 2011, Santa Monica…… Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside North America to the comedy Freeloaders, directed by Dan Rosen (Dead Man’s Curve). The movie features a stellar ensemble cast including Jane Seymour (The Family Tree, Wedding Crashers), Dave Foley (“The Kids In The Hall”), Olivia Munn (Date Night, Iron Man 2) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek, Mindhunters). Myriad is selling the finished film at the American Film Market.

The story follows a group of slackers who are living for free in a rock star’s mansion. They discover their cherished lifestyle is threatened when the musician decides to sell his pad. The script was written by Rosen and Dave Gibbs.

Producing for Broken Lizard are long-time lizard collaborator and producer Richard Perello and Julia Dray, under the five-member filmmaking comedy group’s shingle. Broken Lizard Industries is best known for the comedy titles Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread and The Slammin’ Salmon. Freeloaders was brought to Broken Lizard in the early stages of development to produce and help get the project off the ground.

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NBC Buys Comedy From Broken Lizard Duo, Adapts Australian Format ‘Laid’

By | Friday October 7, 2011 @ 11:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has bought Kept Men, a multi-camera comedy from writers-actors Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, members of the Broken Lizard comedy filmmaking group behind such movies as Super Troopers and Beerfest. Heffernan and Lemme will write the project, which tells he story of two friends who become supported by their respective wives after their business closes down. They also will executive produce with 3 Arts. APA-repped Heffernan and UTA-repped Lemme just wrapped photography on The Babymakers with Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider.
Additionally, NBC is developing a U.S. version of the Australian black comedy series Laid, from BermanBraun. Ali Rushfield (Help Me Help You) will write the script for the project, which was brought to NBC and BermanBraun by Jeremy Fox and Kary Mchoul of Digital Rights Group. It centers on a woman whose ex-boyfriends/one-night stands start dying under suspicious circumstances, prompting her to launch an investigation with her roommate and try to stop the murder spree. UTA-repped Rushfield, Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman and Gene Stein are executive producing. The original series, created by Marieke Hardy and Kirsty Fisher, premiered on ABC1 in February. The format was repped by ICM.

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