Seth Rogen's Point Grey Partners With Good Universe for Comedy Slate
The companies will develop and package comedies before setting them up.
Point Grey Pictures, the company run by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, has inked a joint venture deal with Good Universe to develop a slate of mainstream comedies.
The deal keeps together a successful partnership: the two banners made acclaimed cancer comedy 50/50, last summer’s hit comedy This Is the End and next have the Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors coming in May. The pair also have an untitled Christmas comedy set up at Sony.
The hope of the partnership is to independently develop projects and package them with actors and directors, before setting them up with studios and financiers.
“Our goal is to create a platform for ambitious filmmakers to take the reins of their projects and bring these comedies to life,” said Good Universe co‐founder Nathan Kahane.
No projects were announced.
Point Grey is proving itself quite popular as a partner these days. Scott Rudin also has taken a shine to it and has three projects in development with the young producers. The projects include Brooklyn Castle, the adaptation of a documentary about a chess champion; Console Wars, the adaptation of a book about the battle between Sega and Nintendo for video game dominance; and a comedy featuring the comedy troupe that created Workaholics.