3:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Seth MacFarlane Taps Producer Jason Clark for Fuzzy Door Exec Role
Seth MacFarlane is filling a key role at his production company.
Producer Jason Clark has been tapped as president of production at MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door shingle, where he will oversee all areas of production and development for its current film and television slate, in addition to shepherding new projects.
Clark has ample experience in the world of live-action and CGI feature films and television. He worked with MacFarlane on Ted, Ted 2 and A Million Ways to Die in the West as a producer. He also executive produced Mr. Peabody & Sherman for DreamWorks, the biographical sports film 42 and the stereoscopic 3D film Monster House. Clark also teamed with MacFarlane on Fox's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on which he served as a co-executive producer.
“This is an exciting time for Seth and Fuzzy Door and I could not pass up the opportunity to help him expand upon his reputation as an extraordinary talent, great producer and collaborator," Clark said Wednesday in a statement. "I've had the privilege of producing several feature and television projects with Seth in the past and watching him bring stories and characters to life is inspiring. I'm looking forward to continuing our creative relationship and working closely with him to grow Fuzzy Door into a destination entertainment company that helps him and other creatives realize their vision.”
Added MacFarlane: "Jason Clark has proven himself time and time again to be a brilliant producer and innovator. He figured out how to bring a talking teddy bear to life on a budget, and how to execute the next generation of the television series Cosmos with feature-quality production value. He is of a rare Hollywood breed that constantly finds new ways to reinvent the wheel, and has, in addition, an excellent eye for potential new projects. I'm thrilled to have him at the helm of my production company."
MacFarlane, for his part, will soon be making his live-action television acting debut with a new broadcast series. Set 300 years in the future, the as-yet untitled show follows the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet, and its motley crew of space explorers. Fox — longtime collaborators with MacFarlane and the home of Family Guy, American Dad and the recently canceled Bordertown — gave the comedic drama a 13-episode straight-to-series order. Clark also will serve as an executive producer on the series.