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Sony Signs Easy A's Will Gluck to Film and TV Production Deal

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 25, 2011 at 6:09AM

Even before Screen Gems' domestic hit Easy A earned $75 million and broke out star Emma Stone, Will Gluck was a rising writer-director. With that film, he catapulted onto the hot list, and having seen Screen Gems' upcoming Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal have nabbed him for a two-year film and television development and production pact.
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Even before Screen Gems' domestic hit Easy A earned $75 million and broke out star Emma Stone, Will Gluck was a rising writer-director. With that film, he catapulted onto the hot list, and having seen Screen Gems' upcoming Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal have nabbed him for a two-year film and television development and production pact.

The deal covers television and film across all Sony banners-- Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Television. "Will has now directed three films for us and each one was distinctive and contemporary," said Amy Pascal, Sony co-chairman. "He writes and directs movies that are timeless, hilarious, engaging and disarming."

Gluck is now developing Sex on the Moon for Columbia Pictures, produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca.

This article is related to: In Production, Stuck In Love, Studios, Genres, Directors, comedy, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.