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Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Ink Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

By | Monday July 28, 2014 @ 9:35am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Ink Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TVEXCLUSIVE: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) have signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. This marks the first overall TV pact for the Oscar-winning writing duo. Under the agreement, Faxon and Rash will develop and produce series projects with Kevin Walsh, their film and TV producing partner at the trio’s B Story banner. Faxon and Rash previously penned the 2005 ABC comedy pilot Adopted and made their TV directing debut this past season with Fox’s comedy pilot Fatrick, which they also executive produced. Additionally, both have series experience as actors. Rash has a relationship with Sony TV with his co-starring role on the studio’s cult comedy Community, which recently found a new home at Yahoo, while Faxon stars on FX’s freshman comedy series Married.

On the feature side, in addition to earning an Oscar for co-writing The Descendants with Alexander Payne, the duo helmed their script for The Way, Way Back, which starred Steve Carell and premiered at Sundance in 2013. Faxon and Rash were repped in the deal-making with Sony TV by CAA. The duo have since signed with WME. Faxon is managed by Principato-Young; Rash by Intellectual Artists. Both are with Stone, Meyer, Genow.

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WME Signs ‘The Descendants’ Scribes Nat Faxon And Jim Rash

By | Thursday June 12, 2014 @ 3:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, natjimthe Oscar-winning scribes who wrote The Descendants and who helmed their script for The Way, Way Back, the Sundance film that starred Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and Toni Collette. This continues a run of screenwriter signings for the agency, which recently brought Akiva Goldsman and Nebraska‘s Bob Nelson into the fold. The agency also signed Robert Zemeckis recently.

Faxon & Rash had been at CAA. Faxon is also an actor, and he continues with Principato Young for management, while Rash is managed by Intellectual Artists. The law firm Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder rep both.

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