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Paul Scheer Set To Play Paul Shaffer In “A Futile & Stupid Gesture”

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Paul Scheer is the latest actor to join David Wain’s A Futile & Stupid Gesture, the upcoming Netflix original movie about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.

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“A Futile And Stupid Gesture” Casts Its Harold Ramis And Bill Murray

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Netflix’s National Lampoon movie A Futile And Stupid Gesture continues to fill out its cast with Rick Glassman and Jon Daly tapped to portray Harold Ramis and Bill Murray respectively.

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{Exclusive} Jackie Tohn Cast As Gilda Radner In David Wain’s “A Futile And Stupid Gesture”

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Tohn has joined David Wain’s film about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney. Tohn will play legendary comedian Gilda Radner, who was a featured player in The National Lampoon Radio Hour and helped create The National Lampoon Show.

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Netflix’s “A Futile And Stupid Gesture” Casts Domhnall Gleeson As National Lampoon Co-Founder

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Domhnall Gleeson will share the screen with Will Forte in Netflix feature A Futile And Stupid Gesture. David Wain is directing the film from a script penned by Michael Colton and John Aboud.

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Will Forte And David Wain Team For Netflix Drama About “National Lampoon” Founder

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Forte and Wain will come together for a darkly comedic drama about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, who wrote the iconic comedies Animal House and Caddyshack before his life was cut tragically short.

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (SALES)

Logline: No-nonsense irascible substitute teacher Mr. Garvey competes against a rival inner-city educator for the respect and admiration of the student body.

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (PITCH)

Logline: No-nonsense irascible substitute teacher Mr. Garvey competes against a rival inner-city educator for the respect and admiration of the student body.

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ME TIME (PITCH)

Logline: Kept under wraps but pitched as a female road comedy in the vein of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”

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PUSSY (SALES)

Logline: A pathological liar delves into the untapped dating market of single cat owners and inadvertently becomes the most successful feline photographer in the world. And he hates cats.

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THE POLITICIAN (SPEC) **Campaign Leads To Bidding War!!**

Comedy spec has Sony & Paramount fighting over it.

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THE POLITICIAN (BASS/BRESSMAN) (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as “Bad Santa” in the world of politics, story follows a disgraced former Governor and his accomplice on the run from the FBI and US Marshals.

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STOLEN (SPEC)

Logline: A young city couple’s short trip turns into a rural nightmare when one of them steps out of a quiet local movie theater to answer her phone and never returns.

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GET HARD (PITCH)

Logline: A rich, soft-handed investment bank manager is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He hires the streetwise guy who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report to prison.

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TV Sales, Deals, Renewals & Greenlights (10.05.12)

A recap of this week’s TV news!

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TV Sales, Renewals, Cancellations, Attachments And Greenlights (08.31.12)

A look back at the TV news of the week!

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HELL BABY (SALES)

Logline: Follows a couple who moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans, and is forced to call on the Vatican to help rid them of their demonic baby.

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JESSABELLE: A GHOST STORY (SALES)

Logline: After a car wreck, a woman returns to her father’s house where she finds a box of tapes recorded by her deceased mother, which leads her to sense a presence in the home.

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ACTION NO. 1 (SALES)

Logline: A group of nerds attempt to steal a highly coveted 1938 Action Comics comic book, featuring the first appearance of Superman.

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (10.18.11)

A full recap of Sales, Pick-ups, Attachments, Exits, Deals, Renewals, Cancellations & More, as the Fall season swings in motion.

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THE BENDER (SALES)

Logline: A couple decides to have one more wild romp before having a baby, but their new lifestyle begins to interfere with their lives.

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TUX (SALES)

Logline: A street fighter is reincarnated into the body of a penguin until he can gain enough karma to transform back into a person and save the woman he loves.

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3 KNIGHTS IN CHICAGO (SPEC)

Logline: Pitched as “Ghostbusters” meets “The Hangover”. Three chosen men in Chicago are on a quest to save the world from destruction when two of them inadvertently unleash a diabolical monk’s soul from an ancient amulet.

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THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: When Santa decides to takes Christmas off because of a bad cold, his elves attempt embark on a mission to help maintain the holiday.

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A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE (SALES)

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Doug Kenney, co-founder of National Lampoon, becomes a victim of his own success when he develops a substance abuse problem while writing the films Animal House and Caddyshack – comedies that would become iconic.

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A CASE OF YOU (SALES)

Logline: The story of a young writer who pursues his ideal girl with the help of her online profile. After he starts a relationship, the guy has to figure out how to keep up the facade he’s created that allows him to appear her perfect match.

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (11.30.10)

CW sets Vampire Diaries creator into the supernatural unknown, Fox finds another comic-turned-series-star, TV Land greenlights two more vet comedies, while Cartoon Network renews three animated shows, and CBS hands out multi-year reneweals to a few daytime soaps!

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THE BOONDOGGLE (SPEC)

Logline: To save his job, an over the hill insurance salesman convinces his skeptical friend to go on one last Boondoggle (an all-expense paid company trip) to a tropical resort in order to land a big client. Unfortunately, as soon as they arrive, their bosses back at home are arrested in an Enron like scandal forcing the two to experience the island paradise without the company credit card.

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (11.19.10)

CBS reteams with Riggle & Smigel, GSN gives a 40-episode order to Drew Carey, NBC is ready for Several Children, and Starz brings Kelsey Grammer back as the Mayor of Chicago!

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ETCH A SKETCH (SALES)

Logline: To be based on the popular classic sketch toy “Etch a Sketch”.

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THE VIRGINITY HIT (SALES)

Logline: Four friends document one of their own via camcorder losing his virginity.

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