After teaming on The O.C. and Gossip Girl, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have formed a company together. Fake Empire will allow them to develop TV series through a deal with Warner Bros Television, and they will branch out to features, web content, music and publishing. Like their series collaborations, the projects will aim at a young audience and the subject matter will be contemporary culture.
Schwartz separately created with Chris Fedak the NBC series Chuck, and he also created the music-centric web series Rockville CA. Schwartz, who also wrote the first draft of the Fox feature X-Men Origins: First Class, is writing and directing an updated version of Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City.
“Josh and I have a unique relationship where we can wear different hats with each other,” Savage said. “It’s about collaborating on a shared vision and trying to connect with an audience.”