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PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch

PAUL FEIG: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch

(New York)
Content Rating: General TOsketchfest Audience

The Show:

Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), actor (Sabrina, The Teenaged Witch, The Louis Show), writer (Freaks and Geeks, Spy) and producer (The Peanuts Movie, The Office). Who better to interview him than his longtime friend Bruce McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall, Young Drunk Punk). This signature event will feature a screening of select clips from some of Paul Feig’s work, and a personal conversation exploring the triumphs, trials and perseverance in his dynamic and celebrated career.

The Bio:

PAUL FEIG

Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author. Feig’s most recent film was a reboot of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig directed from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. He next will direct a film with Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson that Kaling wrote and produced the upcoming film Snatched that stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn and opens Mother’s Day weekend.

In 2015, Paul wrote, directed and produced the comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. This third collaboration between Feig and McCarthy earned over $230 million worldwide and was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy. Feig’s other recent films include the buddy cop comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, which grossed over $220 million globally and the hit comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm, that grossed over $283 million worldwide. The film also garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

Feig founded the production company Feigco Entertainment, which produced Spy, and which has a first-look deal with Fox. Feigco Entertainment specializes in developing edgy and commercial comedies with an emphasis on complex female lead characters.

Feig’s critically acclaimed original series Other Space premiered in the spring of 2015, and marked Feig’s return to television. The show is a half-hour galactic adventure comedy that chronicles a misfit group of space adventurers who stumble upon an alternate universe. Feig created the series which is now available at ShareOtherSpace.com.

A three-time EMMY nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, Feig is also known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series “Freaks and Geeks” and serving as director and co-executive producer of “The Office.”

Feig was recently selected as the Distinguished Artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women.

BRUCE MCCULLOCH

Bruce McCulloch is perhaps best known as a member of The Kids In The Hall, but he’s also a creator of television. His executive producing credits include ABC’s “Carpoolers,” the Kids In The Hall’s “Death Comes To Town,” and most recently “Young Drunk Punk,” in which he also starred. Additionally, Bruce has written for and directed several shows that include Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn 99. But perhaps his first love is writing. His comic memoir, Let’s Start A Riot, was published last year by Harper Collins and he’s currently writing his next book, “Tales Of Bravery And Stupidity,” which he’s developing as a stage show and television series. He’s written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The Globe and Mail, Swerve, and The Huffington Post. He loves performing live and his one man shows include Two-Headed Roommate, Jazz Stenographers, and Young Drunk Punk (the stage version.) Recently, he’s started performing with The Moth storytelling series. As a film director his work includes Dog Park starring Luke Wilson and Superstar starring Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell.