30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness is having a big development season, selling a second high-profile project with A-list producers attached. Fox has put in development an untitled comedy from McGuinness, which is executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The single-camera half-hour comedy, which has a script commitment plus penalty, hails from Universal TV and Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films. Written by McGuinnes, it centers on a 25-year-old woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere – until she discovers she is telekinetic. McGuinnes is executive producing with Affleck, Damon and Pearl Street’s Jennifer Todd.
McGuinness, who was a writer on Seasons 6 and 7 of NBC’s Emmy-winning 30 Rock, also recently sold an untitled comedy to NBC, executive produced by 30 Rock showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Last season,WME-repped McGuinnes was a supervising producer on Jason Katims’ About A Boy.
WME-repped Pearl Street Films is currently producing a new season of the Emmy-nominated Project Greenlight for HBO and and is in pre-production on the feature Live By Night, based on the Dennis Lehane novel which Affleck is adapting, will star in and direct for 2015.
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