or


[08/01/11 - 09:50 AM]
Universal Media Studios Enters An Overall Development Deal with Gary Sanchez Productions Television from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
"This development deal with Will and Adam is a major step forward for our studio," said Robert Greenblatt.

[via press release from NBC]

UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS ENTERS AN OVERALL DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH GARY SANCHEZ PRODUCTIONS TELEVISION FROM WILL FERRELL AND ADAM MCKAY

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - August 1, 2011 - Universal Media Studios signed an overall development deal with Gary Sanchez Productions Television from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (producers of "The Other Guys," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Eastbound and Down," creators of the Funny or Die video website, among other projects).

The announcement was made today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

"This development deal with Will and Adam is a major step forward for our studio," said Greenblatt. "They know how to make people laugh, aren't afraid to take risks, and are among the elite of the entertainment industry's creative leaders."

Gary Sanchez Productions Television has produced such feature films as "Step Brothers" (with Apatow Productions), "The Other Guys," "The Virginity Hit," and the upcoming "Casa de mi Padre," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Doctors" and "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie."

Owen Burke runs the Television Division of Gary Sanchez Productions Television.

Ferrell began his career on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," where he became one of the series' most popular players and created many classic characters. He later starred in such hit films as "Old School," "Elf," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Blades of Glory," "Semi-Pro" and "The Other Guys" (in which Ferrell and McKay were executive producers). Ferrell also voiced the title character in "Megamind." He also recently appeared in a multiple-story arc on NBC's "The Office" and is executive producer of HBO's "Eastbound and Down."

In addition to his producing duties, McKay directed and wrote "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Talledega Nights," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys."

Ferrell and Gary Sanchez Productions Television are represented by CAA; McKay is represented by WME.





  [august 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO)





[01/17/17 - 12:43 PM]
USA Network Announces "The Sinner" Starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman
The first installment of the close-ended series follows a young mother (Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why.

[01/17/17 - 12:29 PM]
Video: Netflix Releases Featurette for "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
Today, Netflix released a featurette detailing the collective misery involved in bringing this most regrettable tale to life.

[01/17/17 - 12:08 PM]
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Builds on Record-Setting Season Premiere
FXX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 11.

[01/17/17 - 12:00 PM]
VH1 Sets Monday, February 20th for "The Breaks" Premiere
The original film, which aired last year on VH1, followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.

[01/17/17 - 11:02 AM]
"Nashville" on CMT Ratings Soar with Newest Episode Outpacing the Premiere as CMT's Most Watched Original Telecast Ever
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 12.

[01/17/17 - 10:06 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created by and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Sixth and Final Season Feb. 12, Exclusively on HBO
Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan executive produce the show.

[01/17/17 - 09:50 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Keeps ABC in Front
The Alphabet continues its win streak among adults 18-49.

[01/17/17 - 09:31 AM]
Amazon Original Series "The Collection" to Launch on Prime Video in the US on February 10
The series is a gripping family saga where scandal and betrayal plague the Sabine family's relentless pursuit of success.

[01/17/17 - 09:07 AM]
John Mankiewicz Joins and Daniel Pyne Expands Role on Amazon Original Series "Bosch"
Overmyer will remain an Executive Producer on "Bosch" and is taking over showrunner duties on "The Man in the High Castle."

[01/17/17 - 09:00 AM]
Meet the Talented Young Staff Who Produce the Pages of the Biggest Women's Media Brand in the World When "So Cosmo" Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT Only on E!
The eight hour-long episode series uncovers the glamour and behind-the-scenes drama of these trendsetter's celebrity encounters, fashion and beauty shoots that occur at Cosmopolitan.

[01/17/17 - 09:00 AM]
The "52nd Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)" to Be Broadcast Live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 2 on CBS
This will mark the first time the show will be broadcast from T-Mobile Arena.

[01/17/17 - 08:02 AM]
CNBC Expands Primetime Slate and Adds to Development Pipeline
The network today announced two returning series - "The Filthy Rich Guide" (spring) and "Jay Leno's Garage" (summer) both will be back for third seasons.

[01/17/17 - 08:01 AM]
Video: All New Official Trailer and Key Art for Netflix's "Santa Clarita Diet"
The new Netflix series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant.

[01/17/17 - 08:00 AM]
CBS News Will Deliver Comprehensive Coverage and Original Reporting on All Platforms on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20
Look for a one-hour primetime special beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/17/17 - 07:00 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Girlfriend's Day - on Netflix Feb. 14
Director Michael Paul Stephenson (The American Scream) invites you to experience a clever and quirky story about love, loss and the worst place to get a paper cut.