EXCLUSIVE: Julia Roberts is reuniting with longtime collaborator Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas for Taming Of The Shrew, a half-hour workplace comedy, which has sold to ABC. Roberts’ Red Om Films, 3 Arts, where Goldsmith-Thomas is a manager-producer, and ABC Studios are producing the project, which is not related to the classic William Shakespeare play. Written by Marc Hyman (Meet The Fockers), the ABC comedy follows a tyrannical CEO and the office staff who try to tame her. Hyman, Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas executive produce, with Red Om principals Lisa Gillan and Marissa Yeres Gill serving as producers.
This marks the first TV development season for Goldsmith-Thomas since joining 3 Arts last fall. Her relationship with Roberts goes back 23 years to the time she was Roberts’ agent at ICM, guiding her career to global stardom. Goldsmith-Thomas then ran Revolution Studios East, supervising films under Roberts’ production deal there. The two have produced together two American Girl films, An American Girl Adventure for the WB and the theatrical Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas also executive produced the CBS series Queens Supreme.