Posts tagged as dan STerling

'The Interview' Screenwriter Dan Sterling: "Comedians Shouldn't Be Held Accountable for Acts of Violence"

"Comedians shouldn't be held accountable for acts of violence – and those we satirize shouldn't be silenced. Sarah Palin is hilarious, and I would never want her silenced. It informs the debate. The problem is the people who make the threats. If Iran made a comedy titled Eat Shit and Die, America, I’d be the first guy in line – but then again I have a Pollyanna view. If all countries made satirical movies about each other, and that was the only way we all fought – what a great world we'd live in."

Former Daily Show co-executive producer and The Interview screenwriter Dan Sterling comments on the recent [...]

'The Office's Dan Sterling Is Developing a CBS Comedy Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller

A day after announcing its new deal with Will Arnett's production company Electric Avenue, CBS might be adding another new multi-cam show to its lineup. Deadline reports that the network has given a put-pilot commitment to a series by Dan Sterling, who has worked as a director, writer, and producer on The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, The Daily Show, and King of the Hill. The currently untitled pilot follows "an accommodating, well-meaning, and all-too-compliant man, and a powerful, outspoken, embattled woman who form a new friendship and partnership by which they jointly strive to revolutionize themselves and their lives." Lego Movie directing duo Phil Lord and [...]

'The Office' Brings in New Executive Producers to Help and Possibly Reboot the Show

With the departure of showrunner Paul "Toby" Lieberstein, Dan Sterling and Brent Forrester have been brought in to help run The Office's office. Both Sterling and Forrester have the type of top-notch pedigree that you'd expect Greg Daniels to hire. Both worked with Daniels on King of the Hill. In addition, Sterling helped run The Sarah Silverman Program, co-created this year's failed pilot for Sarah, and actually co-wrote an upcoming episode of Girls. Forrester started on The Ben Stiller Show, and then worked on The Simpsons, Mr. Show, and Undeclared, before serving as a consulting producer for The Office. No word yet on who will act as [...]