EXCLUSIVE: ABC has bought Party Girls, a half-hour spec script by feature writer Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes Or Less), which has Crazy, Stupid, Love helmers John Requa & Glenn Ficarra attached to direct and executive produce. The project, from ABC Studios and Shine America, is executive produced by Jack Black and his Electric Dynamite, which has a deal with Shine.
Party Girls is a workplace comedy about a party planner, Maddy Duke, who enjoys the events she plans a bit too much. As Maddy’s company starts to hit a rocky patch she is forced to reign in her wild ways and her more conservative CFO Anne tries to keep Maddy and the rest of her misfit employees on the straight and narrow. Also exec producing the project are Charlie Gogolak and Shine America’s Carolyn G. Bernstein. On the feature side, Diliberti’s script Little White Corvette that has Emma Stone attached to star, was acquired by GK Films for $1 million earlier this year. Diliberti and Requa & Glenn Ficarra, whose feature writing credits include Bad Santa and I Love You Phillip Morris, are with WME. Diliberti is managed by New School Media.