It is a fact that well-known producers, directors, filmmakers, and showrunners are the ones who usually produce shows, create shows, and set up production companies for their projects. However, today, they are not the only ones who can do all of that. Today, actors fit the bill as well, and it is not uncommon to find one or two well-known actors as a producer of a film or television series. In the past few years, they also have been setting up their own production companies for their projects, just like well-known producers, directors and filmmakers. One such actor who has just recently launched his own company is actor and comic Will Arnett. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), actor Will Arnett now has established his very own production company called Electric Avenue. Even though it has just launched, the fledgling production company kickstarted its goal to gain projects, management, and deal with a television network.
Arnett wasted no time in getting Jed Weitzman, who has a lot of experience in media and technological companies, to run Electric Avenue. Joining him is producer Marc Foreman, who previously worked with Arnett on the documentary “Mansome” (2012).
Electric Avenue is currently in talks to use comedian Johanna Stein’s autobiographical humorous collection of essays entitled “How Not To Calm Your Child On A Plane And Other Lesson In Parenting From A Highly Questionable Source”. Stein’s book is based on her experience as a real life mother. Arnett’s production company is hoping to use the material to create a television show.
The new production company has also just signed a first look deal with CBS Television Studios. This does not come as a surprise as the actor is currently starring in a well received CBS comedy, called “The Millers.”
The actor has also starred in various films and television shows such as “Ratatouille” (2007), “Arrested Development” (2003-2013), and “The Lego Movie” (2014). He not only does comedy, as he was recently seen in the action summer film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014), in which he played the camera man of reporter April O’ Neil (Megan Fox).
And that’s the latest news on Will Arnett’s new production company, and the company’s current plans and projects. For more entertainment and television news, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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