In its first collaboration, Paramount Digital Entertainment is teaming with Pitch Perfect’s Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions banner on the workplace comedy Resident Advisors. Banks and Handelman will exec produce and Ira Ungerleider (Friends) has come aboard to shepherd the project as both exec producer and director. Natalia Anderson will produce based on a pilot script written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Alex Reid. The ensemble cast includes Ryan Hansen (2Broke Girls, Burning Love), Jamie Chung (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, The Hangover Part II & III), Alison Rich (College Humor Originals), Andrew Bachelor (House Of Lies), Graham Rogers (Revolution) and Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect). Series is set in the most hormonally overloaded, sexually active, out-of-control workplace in the world: a college dorm. It follows a group of resident advisors as they navigate sex, drugs, and midterms.
“No subject is off limits for the talented creators and cast of Resident Advisors with its irreverent take on the absurdities of freshmen year at college,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment. “Elizabeth, Max and the team at Brownstone have developed an ambitious and fun comedy that is perfectly suited for this format.”
Paramount Digital Entertainment is the studio behind the recent comedy The Hotwives Of Orlando and the Emmy-nominated series Burning Love.
Through their Brownstone Productions, Banks and Handelman produced hit Pitch Perfect for Universal and are in production on Pitch Perfect 2, which also is directed by Banks. Their producing credits also include the Disney thriller The Surrogates and two upcoming book adaptation projects for Lionsgate: Heist Society and White Girl Problems.
UTA reps Banks and Handleman and brokered the deal with Paramount. Alex Reid is repped by APA and The Cartel; Taylor Jenkins Reid is with Circle of Confusion.