Producer Andrew Panay Re-Ups With Disney (Exclusive)
The producer of such films as "Van Wilder" and "Wedding Crashers" has been with the studio since 2009.
Producer Andrew Panay and his Panay Films have re-upped their first look-deal with Disney, signing a two-year extension.
Panay, who was a producer on movies such as Van Wilder and Wedding Crashers, is working on a slate of comedies for the Burbank-based studio, for whom he produced When In Rome, starring Kirsten Bell, and Old Dogs, starring Robin Williams and John Travolta.
On his docket is a just-set up untitled Molly Shannon project; The Girlfriend Equation, a romantic comedy based on a This American Life story; and Something Cliqued, a spin on the body-swapping genre. Also high on the list is Late in the Count, a comedic baseball drama written by Allan Loeb to which Bradley Cooper is attached to star.
The move comes amid general belt-tightening at studios that has caused the rich producer deal to become increasingly rare. Panay first signed his first-look deal in January 2009.