Rookie accounts for Lionsgate's 'Assets'


Lionsgate has hired newbie screenwriter Andrea McCloud to pen its workplace comedy "Cover Your Assets."

Jon Shestack and Ginny Brewer are producing. Lionsgate vp production Jim Miller is overseeing for the studio.

Described as a reverse "Working Girl," McCloud's pitch explores modern gender-role complications in a story about a powerful female executive who gets involved with a new guy. "Assets" was in turnaround at New Line when Lionsgate picked it up.

McCloud, repped by Endeavor and Energy Entertainment, wrote a spec titled "Abbie & Weber 4ever" while studying screenwriting at UCLA that garnered buzz.

Lionsgate declined comment on the deal. (partialdiff)