12:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
The Lonely Island Production Company Party Over Here Hires Becky Sloviter
The Lonely Island's production company has hired a new executive to oversee its film and television efforts.
Becky Sloviter will join Party Over Here — the shingle founded by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, named after their short-lived Fox late-night show — as the head of production and development. The company has a multiyear deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
Sloviter, who began her career at the Endeavor Agency, most recently served as the senior vice president of The Ink Factory, the outfit behind AMC miniseries The Night Manager. There, she shepherded Drew Pearce's directorial debut, Hotel Artemis, starring Jodie Foster. Prior to that, Sloviter was a vice president at MGM and a producer at Mary Parent and Scott Stuber's company at Universal Pictures. In the latter job, she produced Role Models, starring Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks.
"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with Andy, Akiva and Jorma, whose talent and sense of humor I have admired for so long," said Sloviter. "The Lonely Island's broad appeal and pop culture relevance make them a force to be reckoned with, and I'm excited to help expand their slate with projects that highlight their trademark creativity, comedy and passion."
"We're so excited to have Becky join us in identifying and developing quality shows for Twentieth. But she can't have our parking spot, so tell her to stop asking. Her parking spot is way closer to the elevator anyway. Why does she even want our spot? Don't print that part about parking," said Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone in a joint statement.
The Lonely Island recently produced Brigsby Bear, which sold to Sony Pictures Classics at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Party Over Here is shepherding two series that will start shooting this spring: Freeform's Alone Together, starring Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo, and TruTV's I'm Sorry, starring Andrea Savage.