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Take a Deep Dive Into Tim and Eric's Abso Lutely Productions

"I was driving down Sunset and right in that shit world of all those Gucci ads and billboards, there's this huge thing for Review and then a block later there’s a huge ad for Steve Brule. It's our little stamp on Hollywood. We're the little company that could … and we're doing it. That’s a really wonderful feeling. In terms of what to do next, we almost can't catch up with what we have now. We're just like, 'Let’s keep doing this.'"

-Eric Wareheim in a Variety profile on Abso Lutely Productions, his company with Tim Heidecker and Dave Kneebone that's responsible for some of the best [...]

CollegeHumor Moves from NY to LA, Starts New Production Company

Comedy website CollegeHumor announced today that they have moved their production team from New York to Los Angeles and that they're forming a new production company called Big Breakfast. Big Breakfast will focus on developing movies, TV shows, and web projects, in addition to continuing to produce original videos for CollegeHumor. CollegeHumor's editorial department will remain in New York. Sam Reich, who has been CollegeHumor's president of original content since 2006, will head up Big Breakfast. The company's first project is developing the hit CollegeHumor web series Jake & Amir, starring Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, into a TV show for TBS. CollegeHumor Productions' move from the East Coast to [...]

Taking a Closer Look at the Female-Centric Gloria Sanchez Productions with Founder Jessica Elbaum

Comedy's infamous lack of gender (and racial) diversity has remained a relentlessly discussed issue lately, especially since SNL made the bizarre decision to hire a batch of no less than five white male cast members in the fall, took the brunt of the internet backlash that followed, and worked to fix the problem by holding emergency black female auditions. On the other hand, just last week Jerry Seinfeld got touchy when asked why most of his Comedians in Cars guests are white males, which he punctuated with a damning question: "Who cares?" Those two words blew up the internet.

But now the kicker: Gloria [...]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions Adds Female-Centric Label Gloria Sanchez

With the exception of 2012's Bachelorette, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's production company Gary Sanchez isn't exactly known for making female-driven movies, but according to Deadline, that's all about to change as the company has added a sister label aptly named Gloria Sanchez Productions. Longtime Gary Sanchez executive Jessica Elbaum — who has worked as producer on Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Casa de mi Padre, Bachelorette and most recently Anchorman 2 — will head the label and seek out female voices for Gloria Sanchez projects in the vein of Bachelorette and the upcoming movies Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy and Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig. No word [...]