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Talking to Jim Rash About 'The Writers' Room,' 'The Way, Way Back,' and Why We All Love Dean Pelton

It’s rare for a sitcom role as a pansexual Dalmatian fetishist to launch an actor to stardom, but ever since taking on the mantle and accompanying Tina Turner wig of Community’s fashionable and frantic Dean Pelton, comedian Jim Rash has won an Oscar for co-writing The Descendants, debuted as a director with the charming The Way, Way Back, scored a pilot for  Fox, and generally worked his way deeper into America’s heart with every new dean-based pun and mocking Angelina Jolie pose. Rash can currently be seen hosting the Sundance Channel’s The Writers’ Room, an insightful look into the writing staffs of some of television’s most popular [...]

Fox Searchlight Buys Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's 'The Way, Way Back' for $9.75 Million

Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama written and directed by Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for $9.75 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's the first movie directed by Faxon and Rash, who won Academy Awards last year for co-writing The Descendants but are better known for playing Ben on Ben and Kate and Dean Pelton on Community, respectively. The Way, Way Back is about a pivotal summer in the life of a teenage boy (Liam James) as he forms a relationship with the manager of a rundown waterpark (Sam Rockwell) and tries to find the strength to stand [...]

Jim Rash Explains that "TV Ugly" Is a Real TV Industry Term

Jim Rash, Community star and Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Descendants and The Way, Way Back, has long had the Twitter name "RashisTVUgly." He recently explained to Vulture that "TV Ugly" is a terrible term that TV executives actually use:

"That's not actually a self-deprecation thing. That was a weird expression that Nat [Faxon] and I heard in a TV development meeting, when we were doing a pilot many years ago. Someone used that term, 'TV ugly,' which I had never heard. They were putting actors in categories, and they were using the expression to say, "These are good-looking people, but on TV they're not as good-looking." [Laughs.] And I [...]

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon Still Partners After All These Years

"Yet for all the anxieties they had incurred on The Way, Way Back — Mr. Rash grew some gray hairs on his usually clean-shaven head and chin; Mr. Faxon was trying to decide whether he gained or lost 17 pounds — they said they’d found a resilience to their partnership that will sustain them on future collaborations." – Dave Itzkoff for The New York Times on the relationship between Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, as they finish up their directorial debut, The Way, Way Back.

Watch Steve Carell in the Trailer for 'The Way, Way Back'

Here's the new trailer for The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama starring Steve Carell and a ton of other amazing people that hits theaters July 5th. The movie was written and directed by Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Jim Rash (Community), who won Oscars this year for scripting The Descendants. Hopefully, Jim Rash will win an Oscar for acting this time around, for playing "Guy Who's Doctor Said Not to Get Water on His Face."

'The Way, Way Back' Sure Sounds Like a Perfect Movie

Steve Carell, Toni Colette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell are starring in a film written, directed, and co-starring Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. No, you are not dreaming – you're reading a blog post about a real movie. That movie, which starts shooting on Monday, is called The Way, Way Back and is about a teenager (played by The Killing's Liam James) who befriends a water park manager (Rockwell). This movie is going to be like a waterslide; there will be some ups and downs and you will be leaning back and not wearing a shirt and Maya Rudolph will be there and— OK, yeah, [...]