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PHIL LORD & CHRISTOPHER MILLER (Directors / Screenplay / Story) are best known for co-directing the hit action-comedy "21 Jump Street," starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, which took in over $200 million worldwide last year. The critically acclaimed comedy was honored with a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy of 2012 and Lord and Miller recently wrapped production on the sequel, "22 Jump Street."

The duo also co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs," loosely based on the beloved children's book of the same name. Lord and Miller's unique comic sensibilities earned the film a Golden Globe and Critics Choice nomination for Best Animated Feature along with four Annie Award nominations for excellence in animation, including Best Direction and Best Screenplay. Lord also executive produced the micro-indie film "Pincus," in 2012, which was nominated for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award.

They also directed the pilot for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," one of television's most anticipated series of the 2013 Fall Season.

In May, Lord and Miller signed a three year exclusive deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television where they will develop, write and direct comedy projects, both in live action and animation for network and cable television.

Their collaboration started when Lord and Miller met at Dartmouth College. The two contend it was a comical misunderstanding that landed them a job developing Saturday morning cartoons for the Walt Disney Company, which led to their stint developing primetime animated shows for Touchstone Television. In 2002, they executive produced, wrote, and directed the short-lived but highly talked about animated series "Clone High," on MTV. The series was critically acclaimed for its well-developed and unique personalities as well as for its witty, fast-paced dialogue, but is probably best known for causing a hunger strike in India and being quickly cancelled. Lord voiced the characters of Principal Scudworth, Genghis Khan, and Geldhemoor, the Humkeycorn; Miller voiced the characters of John F. Kennedy and Mr. Butterworth.

Among their television writing credits, Lord and Miller served as co-executive producers on "How I Met Your Mother," the Emmy-winning primetime sitcom that began airing on CBS in September of 2005; and executive producers of many pilots, including "Awesometown," featuring the comedy troupe The Lonely Island, and "Phil Hendrie," featuring the radio genius of the same name. The team also worked as consulting producers on "Jake in Progress" and "Cracking Up" (created and executive produced by Mike White), supervising producers on "Method & Red" and "Luis," and staff writers on "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane."

Lord graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Art History. His college animated short, "Man Bites Breakfast," won Best Animation at the 1998 New England Film and Video Festival and was also included in several other festivals, including ASIFA East and ASIFA San Francisco. He is a native of Coconut Grove, Florida and likes bikes.

While still pursuing his education, Miller received the 1998 New England Film and Video Festival Awards prize for his animated short, "Sleazy Goes to France." He also served as editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth College campus humor magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern. Miller is a native of Lake Stevens, Washington. He left there to attend Dartmouth College, where he found a lifelong friend in Lord while obtaining a degree in government and studio art: three achievements, two of which are useful to his career.

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