David Wain To Direct Amy Poehler’s NBC Pilot ‘Old Soul’

By | Friday January 31, 2014 @ 11:34am PST
Nellie Andreeva

wainRole Models helmer David Wain has signed on to direct NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Old Soul, co-created by Amy Poehler and starring Natasha Lyonne. The Uni TV-produced project, which Poehler co-created with Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener, centers … Read More »

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Jason Moore, Brad Anderson, Fred Savage, David Wain, Tommy Schlamme Direct Pilots

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 4:23pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore will direct ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Pulling, based on the praised 2006 British series. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky wrote the adaptation, produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment. Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, creators of the original series, executive produce with Eisenberg, Stupnitsky and Kaplan. Pulling revolves around three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point. This is Moore’s second ABC/ABC Studios comedy pilot this season — he also directed Trophy Wife starring Malin Akerman. On the feature side, Moore is next set to direct the new Tina Fey comedy The Nest for Universal, following the success of his feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect, which cost $17 million and went on to gross more than $108 million worldwide. Read More »

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Adult Swim Renews ‘Childrens Hospital’ For Fourth Season

By | Tuesday August 16, 2011 @ 3:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Adult Swim has renewed Rob Corddry’s comedy series Childrens Hospital for a fourth season with a 14-episode order. Production on the series, which creator/star Corddry executive produces with fellow writers Jonathan Stern and David Wain, will … Read More »

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CAA Signs Justin Theroux

By | Tuesday June 7, 2011 @ 6:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

CAA has signed Justin Theroux. The actor/screenwriter, who’d been repped by UTA, will next be seen starring opposite Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in the David Wain-directed comedy Wanderlust. Theroux’s recent writing credits include the Adam Shankman-directed musical Rock of Read More »

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IFC Unveils Series Development Slate

By | Tuesday November 9, 2010 @ 7:12am PST
Nellie Andreeva

IFC just announced a development slate featuring eight original series – scripted and non-fiction from such auspices as Thom Beers (Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch); Reveille Prods. (The Biggest Loser); Alan Spencer (Sledge Hammer!) and David Wain (Role Models), among others. “This development slate represents our long-term commitment to comedy programming that is sharp, cool and twisted,” said Debbie DeMontreux, IFC’s SVP of original programming. “Originals like these live alongside current series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, the upcoming Onion News Network and Portlandia in 2011, and acquired series Arrested Development and Freaks and Geek.” Here are descriptions of IFC’s series in development: Read More »

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And In Other Film Deals…

Mike Fleming

Universal closed a 2-pic deal with Alan Alda. He’ll play the head of a naturist village opposite Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in the David Wain-directed WanderLust. Then join Ben Stiller in the Brett Ratner-directed Tower Heist.

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