Amy York Rubin Directing Bo Burnham’s “Gay Kid and Fat Chick” for Paramount Players


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Bo Burnham’s spec is finally moving forward with attaching prolific television and webseries director Amy York Rubin to the project.

Burnham’s is about two outcast teenagers who create costumed alter-egos to get revenge on the students who bullied them in school, and he will be producing the project.

Rubin has been very busy directing a number of television shows including episodes of Hulu’s Casual, Showtime’s SMILFThe Mick on FOX, Fresh Off the Boat for ABC, as well as Freeform’s Grown-ish and Alone Together. She also has upcoming episodes of AMC’s Dietland and TBs’ Tribeca and Wrecked on her slate.

Burnham is coming off the acclaim for his own feature directorial debut Eighth Grade, which premiered at Sundance and will be released by A24 this summer. He also appeared in last year’s The Big Sick and Rough Night, and has been a hard-working multi-hyphenate for some time, most recently directing Chris Rock’s Netflix special Chris Rock: Tamborine.

Represented by , and , Rubin is equally prolific, having written for HBO’s Divorce with an original pilot she’s directing for HBO after directing and producing Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant’s Notary Publix, as well as the first season and part of the second season of YouTube Red’s Foursome.  Rubin also created and directed the digital series Little Horribles, which was sold to Land after playing at SXSW, and Boxed In, which debuted as a webseries before transferring to the IFC cable network.

Burnham is represented by and  with Deadline first reporting on the news of Rubin’s attachment.

  | East Coast Editor

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