PAUL FEIG (Director / Co-Writer / Executive Producer) is a
multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer,
Feig's most recent film was the female spy comedy Spy, starring Melissa
McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne, which was released on June
5th, 2015, and earned over $230 million worldwide. This was Feig and McCarthy's
third collaboration, and he wrote, directed and produced the film. Feig's other
recent films include the buddy cop comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and
Melissa McCarthy, which grossed over $220 million globally and the hit comedy
Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy
and Jon Hamm, that grossed over $283 million worldwide. The film also garnered
Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original
Feig founded the production company Feigco Entertainment, which produced Spy,
and which has a first-look deal with Fox. Feigco Entertainment specializes in
developing edgy and commercial comedies with an emphasis on complex female lead
characters. Other Feigco Entertainment projects in different stages of
development include: a film with Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin based on their
characters Beth and Gina from Feig's recent comedy hit The Heat; an untitled
comedy written by Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; and an
untitled comedy for a group of ethnically diverse comic actresses that Melissa
Stack will write based on an original idea by Feig. Feig is also a producer of
the Golden Globe nominated film The Peanuts Movie, which was released in 2015.
Feig collaborated with YAHOO on the original series Other Space, which premiered
in the spring of 2015, and marks Feig's return to television. The show is a
half-hour galactic adventure comedy that chronicles a misfit group of space
adventurers who stumble upon an alternate universe. Feig created the series and
is serving as its Executive Producer.
A three-time EMMY nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, Feig is also
known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series "Freaks and
Geeks" and serving as director and co-executive producer of "The Office."
He was named one of Esquire's Best Dressed Men of 2012 and as "The Best Dressed
Man in Hollywood" in Esquire's Winter 2012 Black Book edition.
"Freaks and Geeks," launched the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason
Segel and Time proclaimed it one of the 100 Greatest Shows of All Time. For his
work on the show, Feig was nominated for two comedy writing Emmy Awards, one for
the pilot episode and one for the series finale, which he also directed.
Feig went on to write and direct the film I Am David, based on the Danish book
of the same name by Anne Holm, and is the uplifting story about an 11-year-old
boy who escapes from a Bulgarian labor camp. Feig's third feature was the 2006
Warner Bros. family-comedy Unaccompanied Minors, which was based on an episode
of Ira Glass' "This American Life."
Feig has directed multiple episodes of the television series "Arrested
Development," "The Office," "Nurse Jackie," "Bored to Death," "Weeds," "30
Rock," and "Mad Men." He has served as a co-executive producer on both "The
Office" and "Nurse Jackie." In 2008, his work on "The Office" earned him an EMMY
nomination for Outstanding Direction in a Comedy Series for the hour long
episode "Goodbye, Toby" and in January of 2009, he won the DGA award for
Direction in a Comedy Series for the episode "Dinner Party." Feig directed the
hour long episode "Goodbye, Michael," Steve Carell's last episode.
Feig's early stand-up career soon led to a successful career as a character
actor, appearing as a series regular on the television series "Dirty Dancing,"
"Good Sports," "The Jackie Thomas Show," "The Louie Show," and "Sabrina the
Teenage Witch." He also appeared in such films as Paul Maslansky's Ski Patrol,
Disney's Heavyweights, and Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do. After leaving the
series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," Feig wrote, produced and directed his first
independent feature film, Life Sold Separately.
In addition to his film and television work, Feig is the author of two comedic
memoirs released by Random House, Kick Me - Adventures in Adolescence and
Superstud, Or How I Became a 24 Year Old Virgin, the latter becoming a New York
Times and Los Angeles Times best seller. He is also the author of two
young-adult science fiction novels, Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut! and
Ignatius MacFarland: Frequency Freak Out!, both published by Little Brown Books
for Young Readers. Feig's short story, "My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker,"
is in the young adult humor collection Guys Read: Funny Business from Walden
A graduate of the University of Southern California Film School, Feig was a
winner of the school's Jack Oakie Award for Comedy in Film. After USC, Feig
worked as a script reader for Taxi Driver producer Michael Phillips until he
went on "The $25,000 Pyramid" and won $29,000. "I always was an over-achiever,"
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