Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Will Graham has formed Field Trip Productions and has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, the company behind the Golden Globe-winning comedy series. In addition, Graham has hired former UTA agent Hailey Wierengo to oversee production and development at Field Trip.
Graham joined Mozart in the Jungle as an executive producer at the beginning of its third season, and has written and directed on the show. He also was a writer on the Amazon comedy series Alpha House. Graham was one of the founders of the Onion News Network. While at the Onion, Graham was a showrunner for the branded series, The Onion News Network on IFC and Onion Sports Dome on Comedy Central. He also co-created one of the pilots on Amazon Studio’s first pilot slate, The Onion Presents: The News
“Will Graham has been a part of our Amazon family since the beginning,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “He created one of our first pilots, was a writer on our first series Alpha House and he’s done a brilliant job helping to lead Mozart in the Jungle. We’re excited to see the shows he comes up with moving ahead.”
Wierengo spent nine years at UTA where she was an agent in the Independent Film Group focusing on the packaging, financing and sales of successful independent films including The Big Sick, Certain Women, 20th Century Women, Morris From America and Hello, My Name is Doris.
“As soon as I decided that this was the right time to start a company with Amazon, I thought about Hailey as a partner,” said Graham. “She’s smart, entrepreneurial, and a great human with amazing creative taste. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Graham is repped by UTA, Kaplan Perrone and Bruce Gellman at Hansen Jacobson.