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Saturday, June 18, 2005


Hooray for Hollywood!

I've always thought the best thing Hollywood can do is give talented people money and get out of their way. Occasionally, that's what they do. Two movies I'm excited about on these grounds:

You Are Going To Prison: Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant (both formerly of "The State") wrote this script from an actual guide to prison life by Jim Hogarth. Bob Odenkirk from "Mr Show" directed this, and Will Arnett from "Arrested Development" stars in it. Principal photography ended a few weeks ago. Odenkirk has written about the shoot on his blog here; but here's just a taste of the kind of on-set hilarity that was going on:

One thing to note about this project is that Principato-Young Entertainment is the management company that has a lot to do with this project; Garant, Lennon, and Arnett are clients. Principato-Young isn't an agency, but they're a real power player for comedy projects. So Sharon Waxman, where are you on this story?

The 40 Year Old Virgin. Universal's releasing this this summer. Judd Apatow wrote and directed it with Steve Carrell (Apatow created "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared" and finally got to direct a feature. And Seth Rogen, from both of Apatow's television shows, is in it. Limitless potential. The trailer is here.


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