MTV has given the green light to Self Promotion, a dark comedy pilot that will be directed by Zach Braff. Executive produced by Steve Yockey based on an a original draft by Mark Bianculli, Self Promotion centers on overworked assistant Katie Preston who discovers that her dragon lady boss is missing (or worse). Things get messy fast, with Katie, believing she’ll be the prime suspect, covering up the crime scene. She starts calling the shots in her boss’s “absence,” and goes full CSI to find out what actually happened and exonerate herself. Success at the office is hectic and maybe even dangerous in this darkly comedic twist on climbing the corporate ladder.
Self Promotion joins another MTV comedy pilot, Ken Jeong Made Me Do It, directed by Peter Segal and starring Jeong, and drama Scream, based on the hit horror franchise.
Braff most recently co-wrote, directed and starred in the indie Wish I Was Here.