Rookie in charge of Lionsgate's 'Assets'

Andrea McCloud to write the comedy feature

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 wealthy and powerful female executive who gets involved with a new guy. "Assets" had been in turnaround at New Line when Lionsgate picked it up.

McCloud, who is repped by Endeavor and Energy Entertainment, wrote a spec titled "Abbie & Weber 4ever" while studying screenwriting at UCLA that garnered buzz and helped her get the "Assets" gig.

Lionsgate declined comment.