Principato-Young management/production firm rebrands as Artists First
Principato-Young Entertainment, no longer young with the departure of co-founder Paul Young last summer, has rebranded as Artists First. Peter Principato remains in charge. The firm has 21 managers, and projects including current TV series blackish, grownish and The Last O.G. “On behalf of my ... [Read More]
Talking with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Producers Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern
It’s hard to argue that anyone could be doing better in comedy production right now — digital, TV, and film — than Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern. Principato is coming off the recent releases of Central Intelligence and Keanu, the first of which grossed over $200 million world... [Read More]
Netflix orders 8 episodes of Will Arnett Comedy “Flaked” for 2016 release
Will Arnett is back at Netflix. The streaming company has ordered 8 episodes of Flaked. The show, which was created by and will also star Arnett, takes place in Venice, California. Arnett’s character, Chip, is a self-appointed guru who falls for the object of his best friend’s facination... [Read More]
Rob Riggle uses “Real Actors Against Web Videos” to launch his webseries, “Coogan Auto”
Attention, YouTubers! Rob Riggle and his comedic colleagues who co-star in Riggle's new webseries, "Coogan Auto," have fired a shot across your bows. In their short promotional video, "Real Actors Against Web Videos," Riggle, JB Smoove, Horatio Sanz,... [Read More]
Funny = Money: Hunting the Next Hot Comic / NY Times Profile of Principato-Young Entertainment's Peter Principato
The trend toward ensemble comedies, and the scarcity (at least, relative to former days) of money thrown at pre-A-list Hollywood talent, says Jonathan Stern, a TV and film producer who is a client of Principato’s (and, for the sake of full disclosure, a longtime acquaintance of mine), means comics can’t just sit around waiting for the phone to ring. Comparing comedians to bloggers who self-publish or musicians who put free samples of music up on their Facebook pages, he said: “You have to get yo... [Read More]