Prolific TV creator-producer and feature writer-director Seth MacFarlane has hired his first development executive, naming Jason Clark as President of Production of his Fuzzy Door production company. Clark will oversee all areas of production and development for their current film and television slate, as well as shepherd new projects.
Clark is known for producing live-action/CGI projects in film and television. He teamed with MacFarlane on the feature comedies Ted, sequel Ted 2 and A Million Ways to Die in the West. Additionally, Clark executive produced Mr. Peabody & Sherman for DreamWorks along with the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and the stereoscopic 3D film Monster House. In TV, Clark served as co-executive producer on MacFarlane’s Emmy-winning Fox series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
“Jason Clark has proven himself time and time again to be a brilliant producer and innovator,” MacFarlane said. “He figured out how to bring a talking teddy bear to life on a budget and how to execute the next generation of the television series Cosmos with feature-quality production value. He is of a rare Hollywood breed that constantly finds new ways to re-invent the wheel and has, in addition, an excellent eye for potential new projects. I’m thrilled to have him at the helm of my production company.”
MacFarlane is set for his first live-action TV series with a 13-episode straight-to-series comedic drama at Fox, which he created and executive produces. Set 300 years in the future, the show follows the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet, and its motley crew of space explorers. Clark also will serve as an executive producer on the series.
MacFarlane is the creator/executive producer/voice star of Fox’s animated comedy series Family Guy, which just wrapped its 13th season. He serves as co-creator, executive producer and voice actor on American Dad! and executive produces the Starz comedy series Blunt Talk.
MacFarlane has released three albums, with the most recent one, No One Ever Tells You, debuting at No. 1 on the iTunes jazz charts in October. IHe also voices Mike, a small mouse with a big, Sinatra-esque voice and an arrogant attitude, in Illumination Entertainment’s animated musical family film Sing, which opens in December 21.
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