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Old 04-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, a comedy-centric firm.

From Variety (also on Done Deal Pro):

Literary manager Marc Provissiero and talent manager Naomi Odenkirk have formed Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, a comedy-centric firm.
OPE will guide the careers of up-and-coming performers, writers, producers and directors, as well as produce original comedy material.

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Old 04-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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Comedy ALWAYS sells. Other genres like horror, thrillers, period pieces, female driven comedies go with the trends of the market. (Btw, horror is very hot right now. A sexy thriller, less so). Ann, why would you think comedy doesn't sell?
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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Naomi Odenkirk is BOB Odenkirk's wife. She's been a manager for years and reps a lot of great up&coming comics. She knows comedy.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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Ann -- pls check these managers out before you talk about your "feelings." You're just saying something so subjective on a public board without anything backing it. That's not great business and I don't get why you'd do that.

And saying that there hasn't been a lot of good comedies out is again, subjective. Every other week, there is a often a well reviewed comedy out that does big box office. But even if there wasn't -- and all comedies suck -- what do managers -- specifically, these guys -- have to do with it? Blame the buyers (studios) -- they're the ones who chose the scripts, talent, and greenlight the film.

And like I indicated, Naomi Odenkirk is Bob Odenkirk's manager -- he has hits & misses, but when he's good, he's really good.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Ann -- if you had personal experiences with these managers, then, on a public board, you can say so. But you're just talking about a huge genre and blaming these guys for what you think is wrong w the genre -- how does that make sense? It doesn't help writers looking for representation which is the purpose of the OP.

Having a discussion on comedy writers and screenplays is a whole different discussion. See my point?
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, a comedy-centric firm.

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And once again -- I know that. But if I go back to my original post, I said that THEY (Provissiero & Odenkirk) are only going to develop sub par comedy specs which will take one element from another popular comedy film and try to tie in some other high concept fad, and ultimately never sell.

That is my opinion, of which I am entitled to.

Here's the article in full.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...o+%26+Odenkirk

I believe the crux of the article is that one being a talent manager and the other being a lit manager, they will look for synergies within their individual talent spheres. "Odenkirk and Provissiero are already looking at ways to start pairing her talent and his writers; they're also looking to slowly expand their business."

I believe this is known as packaging and attachment, which seems to be the smart money way to go out with specs these days. Can't see where the sub-par remark comes in.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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i hear an axe grinding away...
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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Is the email contact info floating around yet?

I had an old gmail contact for Marc but...
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:37 PM   #9
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Ann, I would also be careful making statements like that if your screen name is your real name.

I believe last year a poster here (Razerfish) ripped someone by name and it came back to bite him.
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