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Stephanie Allynne cast in ABC presentation "See You Next Tuesday"

Mar 27, 2015

TV Castings for 3/29/13

Megan Mullally, Stephanie Allynne and Bret Harrison have landed roles in ABC's presentation See You Next Tuesday, about a group of people working in an office who are united in their dislike for the world's worst boss.
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Ben Schwartz cast in film "This Is Where I Leave You"

Mar 27, 2015

Just after completing the latest season as U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens in the FX series Justified, Timothy Olyphant has joined the Shawn Levy-directed Warner Bros pic This Is Where I Leave You. Ben Schwartz, from House Of Lies, has also joined a cast that now consists of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, and Adam Driver.

In the adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel, Olyphant plays Horry, the next-door neighbor of Fey's character, Wendy. They had been madly in love as teenagers only to see their life together shattered by a tragic accident. She is now married to someone else and he lives with his mother as a result of his brain injury. Schwartz plays the local rabbi who tries to act much cooler than his job title suggests. Olyphant is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Schwartz by WME, Haven Management and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

I find it interesting that it wasn't that long ago that you were either a movie star or a TV star, and there wasn't near as much crossover as there is now. Tons of TV stars have booked hiatus films. Both TV and features have benefited from the cross-pollination.

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Katie Dippold to write another directing vehicle for Paul Feig

Mar 27, 2015

Chernin Entertainment and Fox are so convinced they have a hit in the Paul Feig-directed comedy The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock that they moved the picture right into the heat of the July 4th holiday corridor. Now, Chernin Entertainment has closed a low-7-figure deal with that film's writer, Katie Dippold, for another comedy that she will write as a directing vehicle for Feig. I've heard it described as a mother/daughter action comedy, but all parties are keeping the logline under wraps beyond that.

Dippold makes her feature debut as a screenwriter on The Heat, which stars McCarthy and Bullock as mismatched crime fighters in an unabashedly R-rated comedy. This new deal will be her second project. Where did she come from? Dippold was a writer and co-producer of the NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation, and before that she was a writer on MAD TV and other shows.

This is a neat fit for Fox, which finances Chernin-produced films, and also has a first look deal with Feig, the Bridesmaids helmer who'll also produce this project.

Dippold is repped by WME and 3 Arts; Feig by CAA and attorney Warren Dern.

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