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Elizabeth Banks producing dorm comedy with Paramount Digital

The actress (30 Rock, Hunger Games) is executive producing the show with her husband and Brownstone productions partner, Max Handelman.
July 31, 2014

Elizabeth Banks is producing the new Paramount Digital Entertainment comedy series Resident Advisors, it was announced on Wednesday. A representative for the company says a distributor is in place for the show, but they can’t give its name or confirm say whether or not it’s a digital outlet.

Best known for her work as an actress in TV series such as Scrubs, 30 Rock and The Hunger Games movie franchise, Banks (pictured) developed the show with her husband and Brownstone Productions partner, Max Handelman, who will share executive producer credit with her on the project.

Described as a workplace comedy set in a college dorm, Resident Advisor has an ensemble cast featuring Ryan Hansen (2Broke Girls, Burning Love), Jamie Chung (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, The Hangover Part II & III), Alison Rich (College Humor Originals), Andrew Bachelor (House Of Lies), Graham Rogers (Revolution) and Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood).

The pilot script was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Alex Reid. Ira Ungerleider (Friends) has come onboard to serve as both direct and executive producer, alongside Natalia Anderson, who will produce the series.

Paramount Digital is best known for the short-form Bachelor spoof Burning Love, which ran for 3 seasons on Yahoo! and was also broadcast on E! Entertainment, and the Hulu series The Hotwives of Orlando, which debuted on Hulu earlier this month.

Banks and Handelman produced the 2012 comedy Pitch Perfect for Universal along with its upcoming sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which Banks will also direct. Their producing credits also include the Disney thriller The Surrogates and two upcoming big screen book adaptations for Lionsgate, Heist Society and White Girl Problems.

Image still from Dreamworks’ People Like Us.

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