EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Case, the Emmy-winning editor and director, has been set to make her feature directorial debut on the 20th Century Fox comedy Fire Me. Red Hour Films and Erica Steinberg are producing, and Jeremy Kramer is overseeing for Fox. Pic is inspired by the Libby Malin novel about two best friends and work colleagues. It has a 9 To 5 tone, and the studio will now set a writer with whom Case will work.
Case started out her directing career with six episodes of ABC’s Modern Family, and won a 2010 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing – Comedy Series for her work on the pilot of the hit series. She also edited the Modern Family pilot, as well as series that include Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23. She moved on to become a full-time director, helming episodes of The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Uncle Buck and the new TBS sitcom Wrecked. Ryan also directed a pilot entitled Jon At Work for Lonely Island’s company Party Over Here. She was also named a Top 35 Women Under 35 in Hollywood by Glamour Magazine.
Case is repped by CAA.