Sony Buys Lauryn Kahn Spec ‘I’m In Love With The DJ’ For Gary Sanchez

Mike Fleming

laurynEXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has made a pre-emptive deal for I’m In Love With The DJ, a romantic comedy spec by Lauryn Kahn that will be produced by Gary Sanchez’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. Deal comes right after Gary Sanchez made a Sony deal for Border Guards, a comedy that will star Ferrell and John C. Reilly, with McKay directing.

The new deal is for an R-rated comedy is about a girl whose two best friends tag along on her work trip to Spain that quickly turns into a crazy hunt for a hot DJ through the electronic dance music scene. Kahn is the young writer who, after spending four years as McKay’s assistant and honing her writing skills scripting, performing and directing numerous shorts for the Funny Or Die, sold the script He’s Fuckin’ Perfect to Fox 2000 for $1 million against $1.5 million. That film, now titled The Social Life, moved to Universal with Jake Syzmanski directing Amanda Seyfried and Rebel Wilson, with Gary Sanchez producing. Read More »

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Production Shingle Gary Sanchez Gets Sister Label, Gloria Sanchez, For Female-Centric Fare

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 8:26am PST
Mike Fleming

elbaumBREAKING: Gary Sanchez Productions, the film and television production company founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy, has hatched a sister label. Gloria Sanchez Productions will generate female-driven film and TV projects. Longtime Gary Sanchez exec … Read More »

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Universal Acquires Threesome Pitch For Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez

By | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 3:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Universal Pictures has acquired a comic pitch from Leah Rachel that’s being called the rather self explanatory Untitled Threesome Comedy. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick and Chris Henchy are producing through their Gary Sanchez banner…. Read More »

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Scribe Justin Malen Hired To Rewrite Sony Feature Comedy ‘The Manny’

By | Wednesday December 7, 2011 @ 7:35am PST
Mike Fleming

Justin Malen has been hired to rewrite The Manny for Gary Sanchez and Red Wagon at Sony. Malen is hot off his  script Bastards, which sold last summer to Paramount with Montecito & H2F producing. The Manny is an R-rated … Read More »

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2929 Productions Funds ‘Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’; Here’s Hoping The Movie’s Funnier Than The Press Release

Mike Fleming

2929 Productions is financing Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, a comedy by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim that’s being produced by Funny Or Die creators at Gary Sanchez Productions. The film company sent out a press release with what I felt was a lame attempt to humorously paint itself … Read More »

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Famke Janssen Bewitches ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Mike Fleming

Big day for casting female fairy tale villains. Famke Janssen will play the leader of the witches in the Tommy Wirkola-directed Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters at Paramount Pictures. She joins Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the title characters … Read More »

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