Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Television Group, Paul Feig Strike First-Look Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate Television Group, Paul Feig Strike First-Look Deal

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Feig currently in post on Lionsgate feature A Simple Favor.

Lionsgate Television Group has signed multi-hyphenate Paul Feig and his producing partner Jessie Henderson to a first-look deal covering scripted and unscripted series and formats.

Feig, best known in the TV world as creator of Freaks And Geeks and director and co-executive producer of the US version of The Office, will work on projects through his Feigco Entertainment banner and join a creative roster at Lionsgate Television that already includes Kevin Hart, Jenji Kohan, Courtney Kemp, Matt Kunitz, Jeff Apploff, K P Anderson, Joel Silver and John Goldwyn.

After working mostly in the feature film world - as director of Bridesmaids and The Heat and writer-director of the Ghostbusters remake - Feig returned to television in 2015 with short lived sci-fi comedy series Other Space for Yahoo. He is currently working with Lionsgate as executive producer of Netflix unscripted half-hour comedy series The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale. …

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