22 JUMP STREET
PHIL LORD (Director / Executive Producer) and Christopher
Miller are the prolific writing and directing duo behind some of today's most
successful comedy films including, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Cloudy
With A Chance of Meatballs.
Their most recent feature, The Lego Movie, which the pair wrote and directed,
debuted at #1 and remained on top of the box office for four straight weeks. The
hugely successful film has already earned over $440 million worldwide. The film,
which earned Lord and Miller rave reviews for their imaginative and unique
sensibilities, has already been greenlit for a sequel.
Lord and Miller are also the duo behind hit action-comedy 21 Jump Street,
starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The critically acclaimed film, which the
pair co-directed, took in over $200 million worldwide in 2012 and earned a
Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy.
Lord and Miller also co-wrote and co-directed the Sony Pictures Animation
feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; which they loosely based on the
beloved children's book of the same name. Their 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.
In May 2013, the pair 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.
The pair also directed the pilot for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was one of
television's most anticipated series of the 2013 Fall Season.
Lord and Miller's collaboration started when they 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.
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 failed 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.
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