Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have closed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Sulkin and Wild have been at the studio since 2004 when they joined 20th TV’s Fox series Family Guy. The duo spent the last nine seasons on Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy animated comedy, working their way up the ranks to executive producers. This past season, Sulkin and Wild teamed with MacFarlane for a live-action project, Dads, which received a straight-to-series order from Fox based on the pilot script written by Sulkin and Wild. Under the overall pact with 20th TV, the two will continue as executive producers on Dads, which landed on Fox’s fall schedule.
EXCLUSIVE: Ted co-writers writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have signed with UTA. This comes as FBC picked up their untitled pilot and moved it right to series, one of the few large commitments of the season. The writers had been repped by WME.
The scribes co-wrote the Universal hit comedy with Seth MacFarlane, which grossed more than $500 million worldwide. The duo also scripted the Untitled Western that MacFarlane is set to direct and star in, this spring. They are also currently writing for the Academy Award telecast which MacFarlane is hosting. They are also expected to write the Ted sequel.
Sulkin & Wild have been writer/producers on Family Guy since 2005, rising to Executive Producers, and the duo is currently under an overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television.
Sulkin & Wild continue to be represented by attorney Ken Richman.
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg, who’s coming off the summer hit The Other Guys with Will Ferrell, is negotiating to star in another buddy comedy. You might think we’ve seen it all on the well trodden buddy comedy trail, but how about one with a guy and his life-size, walking-talking teddy bear? Wahlberg will star in Ted, the R-rated directorial debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane which Media Rights Capital committed to finance at a $65 million budget. Universal Pictures acquired it last April. Wahlberg will play an average Boston guy who’s normal except for the childhood wish he made that his teddy bear could come to life — and it did. Years later, the boy is an adult, and the bear is still his best friend. But the bear, a carousing, irresponsible slacker, is getting in the way of his buddy committing to adulthood and the girl he loves. MacFarlane will provide the voice of the bear, which will be brought to life through CG in an otherwise live action format. MacFarlane wrote the script with Family Guy cohorts Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and they go past that racy sitcom, which is why the film will be R-rated. Ted will be produced by Scott Stuber through his Universal-based Stuber Pictures, along with MacFarlane, John Jacobs and MRC. Wahlberg, who plays Boston fighter Irish Mickey Ward in the David O Russell-directed …
Veteran Family Guy writers-producers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have signed overall deals with the animated series’ producer 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, the duo’s first, they will continue on Family Guy, where they serve as non-showrunning executive producers, while also taking a crack at development. Their first project for the studio might be be a live-action comedy. Writing partners Sulkin and Wild,